Comparative Study of Local Pathogenic Bacteria in High Vaginal Swabs and Vaginal Swabs in Iraqi Women

Hind Hamed Shaker


The microbial flora of vagina is a complicated environment, comprising of many microbiological species in variable proportions. The normal vaginal flora is usually well maintained by a complex balance of organisms. Lactobacillus species constitute the predominant microorganism among the normal vaginal flora and it is responsible for maintaining the acidic vaginal pH.Bacterial vaginitis can occur in any age group but more commonly diagnosed in females of reproductive age group. Diagnosis and treatment can be misleading if based only on clinical symptoms and signs. The high prevalence of bacterial vaginitis demands thorough investigation of all symptomatic patients. Culture & sensitivity should be done invariably.Hence this study was conducted to throw light on the prevalence of (60)samples of  local pathogenic bacteria in high vaginal swabs and vaginal swabs in Iraqi women and their invitro antibiotic susceptibility pattern. In Vaginal swab samples:The microorganisms isolated were Escherichia coli 66.6 % (20), Streptococcus spp.23.4% (7) and Staphylococcus aureus 10% (3), while in the High Vaginal Swabs(HVS) samples:The microorganisms isolated were Candida albicans 56.667% (17), Klebsiella spp. 16.667% (5), Streptococcus spp 13.333%(4), Haemophiles spp. 6.667% (2) and Escherichia coli 6.667% (2).

Keywords:high vaginal swabs, vaginal swabs, Antibiotic sensitvity, Escherichia coli , Streptococcus spp, Staphylococcus aureus , Candida albicans, Klebsiella spp.

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