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Vaginal and endocervical bacterial contamination in IUD users.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6713661     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of intrauterine devices is clearly related to a new aspect of infective pathology: bacterial contamination of the uterine cavity and its repercussions throughout the genital apparatus. Therefore the Authors decided to carry out a study of the vaginal and endocervical flora of 61 IUD users. This study has shown that pathogenic germs are present to a significant extent (82.3%) even when no clinical symptoms can be detected. The Group B streptococcus was detected in a high number of cases (10.6%) in the vaginal (9.8%) or endocervical tampon (11.5%).
L Marino; E Concia; A Riccardi; E Sciarra; P Marone; P F Bolis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-06-08     Completed Date:  1984-06-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-8     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
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MeSH Terms
Cervix Uteri / microbiology*
Enterobacteriaceae / isolation & purification
Intrauterine Devices / adverse effects*
Intrauterine Devices, Copper / adverse effects
Staphylococcus / isolation & purification
Streptococcus / isolation & purification
Tampons, Surgical
Vagina / microbiology*

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