Vaginal flora and urinary and vaginal group B streptococci in early pregnancy

  title={Vaginal flora and urinary and vaginal group B streptococci in early pregnancy},
  author={Ludvig Ekstr{\"o}m and Annsofie Adolfsson and Henrik Ericson and Georgios Poutakidis and Georgios Charonis and P. Larsson},
Background: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a risk factor for premature birth and group B streptococci (GBS) colonizing the vagina are etiological agents of neonatal infections. Significant growth of GBS in the vagina has been assumed to be detectable through urinary culture. The aim was to investigate the correlation between BV and the presence of GBS in qualitative vaginal or quantitative urinary culture, since this could predict a higher risk for perinatal morbidity. Design and setting: A… CONTINUE READING


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