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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67-70

The role of Gardnerella vaginalis in nonspecific vaginitis in intra uterine contraceptive device users.


Department of Microbiology, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab

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B K Gupta
Department of Microbiology, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab

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Two Hundred Forty patients who had Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) and manifested of nonspecific vaginitis were investigated for the presence of G. vaginalis. Pure growth of this organism was obtained in 14(5.8%) cases while 116(48.3%) cases showed this organism in association with other organisms e.g. Esch. coli (11.7%), Klebsiella (9.2%), Candida (9.2%), Strept. faecalis (7.3%), Proteus species (5.8%) and Staph. albus (5%).


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