Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology


Year
: 2001  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 113--6

Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in antenatal women.


R Mathew, J Kalyani, R Bibi, M Mallika 
 Department of Microbiology and Obsterics and Gynaecology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed University), Porur, Chennai

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R Mathew
Department of Microbiology and Obsterics and Gynaecology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed University), Porur, Chennai

Bacterial vaginosis is an established risk factor in pregnant women for premature rupture of membranes and preterm delivery. This study was carried out to find out the prevalence of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) in antenatal women with vaginal discharge and the effect of treatment with Metronidazole gel on pregnancy outcome. One hundred and fifty symptomatic and fifty asymptomatic women in second trimester of pregnancy in the age group of 20-30 years were included in the study. Gram stained smears of vaginal discharge were examined for evidence of BV with a scoring system by Nugent et al and was found to be positive in 38.5% in symptomatic antenatal women. Intravaginal metronidazole gel application was found to be an effective therapeutic option. Incidence of preterm labour was more in untreated cases.


How to cite this article:
Mathew R, Kalyani J, Bibi R, Mallika M. Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in antenatal women. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2001;44:113-6


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Mathew R, Kalyani J, Bibi R, Mallika M. Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in antenatal women. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2001 [cited 2019 Dec 12 ];44:113-6
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