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Bacteriologic study of IUDs removed from Nigerian Igbo women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6102056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) removed from 50 Igbo women were subjected to bacteriologic studies. High vaginal swabs from the women were cultured simultaneously. In 49 of the 50 IUDs, the culture was negative. The author concludes that the African IUD wearer, like her Caucasian peer, can safely combat any bacterial nidus introduced during device insertion.
W O Chukudebelu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:    1980 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-05-30     Completed Date:  1980-05-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacteria / isolation & purification*
Escherichia coli / isolation & purification
Ethnic Groups
Intrauterine Devices*
Vagina / microbiology

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