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The prevalence of potential pathogenic micro-organisms in the endocervix of pregnant women at Tygerberg Hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1734556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of potential pathogenic organisms cultured from the endocervix in 206 pregnant patients was: Ureaplasma urealyticum 63%, Mycoplasma hominis 39%, Candida albicans 20%, Chlamydia trachomatis 11%, Neisseria gonorrhoeae 7%, group B beta-haemolytic streptococcus 6% and Listeria monocytogenes 1%. The most common complications of pregnancy found were: preterm labour 14%, urinary tract infection 8% and premature rupture of membranes 4%. Significantly more patients in whom C. trachomatis or C. albicans were found delivered prematurely. Other organisms were not associated with preterm labour.
H J van Rensburg; H J Odendaal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-28     Completed Date:  1992-02-28     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Candida albicans / isolation & purification
Cervix Uteri / microbiology*
Chlamydia trachomatis / isolation & purification
Cross-Sectional Studies
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Listeria monocytogenes / isolation & purification
Mycoplasma / isolation & purification
Neisseria gonorrhoeae / isolation & purification
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / microbiology
South Africa / epidemiology
Streptococcus agalactiae / isolation & purification
Ureaplasma urealyticum / isolation & purification

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