Lactobacilli in Papanicolaou smears, genital infections, and pregnancy.

@article{Donders1993LactobacilliIP,
  title={Lactobacilli in Papanicolaou smears, genital infections, and pregnancy.},
  author={Gilbert G G Donders and Heidi de Wet and Peter J. Hooft and Jan Desmyter},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  year={1993},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={358-61}
}
Papanicolaou (Pap) smears taken at the first antenatal visit of black African women were examined for lactobacillary expression and its correlation with the prevalence of genital infections and with the outcome of pregnancy. Lactobacillary morphotypes were absent (grade III) in 52% of 256 women. Trichomonas, Chlamydia, gonococci, or syphilis was identified in 54% of grade III women, and in 17% of grade I + II women (p < 0.0001). There were partially independent positive associations of… CONTINUE READING

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