Isolation and Identification of some Microorganisms Causing Vaginitis and Cervicitis and Relationship of Risk Factors with these Infections
Rafidain Journal of Science,
Volume 27, Issue 3, Pages 77-94
AbstractThis research was performed to isolate and identify the Microorganisms causing vaginitis and cervicitis and relationship of some risk factors with these infections. Two hundred and seventy high vaginal specimens were collected during the period from December 2012 until the end of May 2013, from pregnant and non- pregnant women of different ages, who had the clinical symptoms of vaginitis and cervicitis infections.
Isolation and identification results showed that (252) specimen (93.3%) were positive for microbial culture, these specimen distributed among (152) specimen (60.3%) appeared single bacterial growth, (13) specimen (5.2%) were mixed bacterial growth, (36) specimen (14.3%) mixed bacterial with candida growth and (51) specimen (20.2%) candidal growth only.
Gram positive bacteria formed the high percentage (63.8%) compared with Gram negative bacteria (36.2%). Staphylococcus spp. were the most isolate among Gram positive bacteria and E.coli were the most isolate among Gram negative bacteria. Candida albicans showed significant appearance among positive microbial cultures either as single or mixed with bacteria.
Results showed relationship between some risk factors with studied infections, it was found that almost all infections were in the married women, aged (20-50) years (93.3%) and the most infections in non- pregnant women (66.7%), in addition to the role of other diseases (such as UTI, diabetes) ,various contraceptive methods and other risk factors.
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