Volume : VI, Issue : III, March - 2017

Prevalence of Bacterial Vaginosis and Fetal and Maternal outcome in a Teritiary Hospital, Chennai.

Dr. M. S. Sornam, Dr. P. Vairamala, Dr. R. Priya, S. Padmanaban

Abstract :

 BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS is a clinical syndrome resulting from replacement of the normal hydrogen peroxide producing Lactobacillus species  in the vaginal flora  with high concentrations of anaerobic bacteria (e.g., Prevotella sp. and Mobiluncus sp.), G. vaginalis, Ureaplasma, Mycoplasma, and numerous fastidious or uncultivated anaerobes. Thus bacterial vaginosis is truly polymicrobial in nature.



         The study was conducted in 314  women with active labour. The mean age at enrollment was 24.8+/–3.66. The maternal age did not differ between the subjects with bacterial vaginosis and women without bacterial vaginosis.

        The prevalence of bacterial vaginosis is 18% in women at active labour. There is significant association of various factors like socio economic status, maternal weight, birth weight  and neonatal complications with bacterial vaginosis. The association of bacterial vaginosis with preterm labour is quiet significant. Maternal age and parity lacked significant association with bacterial vaginosis.

Amsel’s criteria has almost perfect agreement with Nugent’s scoring system. But clue cells alone or clue cells combined with amine test can replace the cumbersome three parameters Amsel’s scoring system or technically demanding Nugent’s scoring system.

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Dr.M.S.Sornam, Dr. P.Vairamala, Dr. R.Priya, S.Padmanaban, Prevalence of Bacterial Vaginosis and Fetal and Maternal outcome in a Teritiary Hospital, Chennai., PARIPEX‾INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume : 6 | Issue : 3 | March‾2017

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