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RMJ. 2004; 29(1): 22-25

A hospital based study of frequency of aerobic pathogens in vaginal infections

Ismaeel Khan, Umar Ali Khan.

Objective: To see the frequency of aerobic organisms in the vaginal flora of our patients at
Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad.
Methods: Females referred for vaginal swab culture sensitivity were included in the study. The swabs were sent immediately to the laboratory for microbiological examination in transport medium. Following 48 hours growth, the media was examined and morphological characteristics were observed. Thereafter staining of colonies from media was performed.
Results: The percentage of Enterococcus was the highest (31%) followed by Streptococcus pyogenes (22%) and E.coli (21%). The age group which was most prone to the infection was 15-30 years followed by 31-45 year. The Gram + ve organisms were more common (71%) in vaginal infections than Gram –ve organism (29%).
Conclusions: In our study the most common pathogens in vaginal infections were Enterococcus (31%), E.coli (21%) and Streptococcus pyogenes (22%). The vulnerable age-group to these infections was 15-30 years of age.

Key words: Vaginal infection, Aerobic, culture, sensitivity

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