Table 1

Detailed composition of the vaginal microflora of 515 vaginal swab samples, as determined by culture and tDNA-PCR based identification

Species

Vaginal smears graded by Gram stain


Grade

Ia

Ib

Iab

I-like

II

III

IV

Total

Number of samples

162

181

60

36

46

22

8

515

Lactobacillus spp.

Lactobacillus crispatus

87.0a

13.3

76.7

2.8

10.9

37.5

42.7

Lactobacillus jensenii

22.2

24.3

43.3

13.9

47.8

18.2

12.5

26.8

Lactobacillus gasseri

6.8

32.0

25.0

52.8

54.3

9.1

25.0

25.6

Lactobacillus iners

3.7

39.8

8.3

19.4

26.1

31.8

21.2

Lactobacillus vaginalis

9.3

12.7

15.0

11.1

6.5

20.0

1.7

Lactobacillus casei

1.1

1.7

2.8

2.2

4.5

12.5

1.4

Lactobacillus coleohominis

1.2

5.5

5.0

2.2

3.1

Lactobacillus delbrueckii

0.6

5.6

2.2

0.8

Lactobacillus fermentum

0.6

1.1

3.3

4.5

1.2

Lactobacillus kalixensis

0.6

0.2

Lactobacillus mucosae

4.3

0.4

Lactobacillus nagelii

2.2

0.2

Lactobacillus oris

4.3

0.4

Lactobacillus pontis 94%

0.6

0.2

Lactobacillus reuteri

1.7

1.7

5.6

1.2

Lactobacillus rhamnosus

0.6

8.3

4.3

4.5

12.5

1.6

Lactobacillus salivarius

0.5

0.2

Bifidobacterium spp.

Bifidobacterium biavatii

0.6

5.6

12.5

0.8

Bifidobacterium bifidum

0.6

2.8

4.5

0.6

Bifidobacterium breve

0.6

25.0

10.9

9.1

3.3

Bifidobacterium dentium

0.6

8.3

4.5

1.0

Bifidobacterium longum

0.6

0.6

5.6

4.5

1.0

Bifidobacterium sp.

0.6

5.6

0.6

Bacterial vaginosis-related anaerobe organisms

Actinomyces neuii

6.5

9.1

1.0

Aerococcus christensenii

4.3

22.7

1.4

Anaerococcus tetradiusb

2.2

0.2

Anaerococcus vaginalisb

2.8

0.2

Atopobium vaginae

0.6

4.3

13.6

1.2

Bacteroides ureolyticus

0.6

2.8

2.2

9.1

1.0

Dialister sp.

22.7

12.5

1.2

Finegoldia magnab

0.6

0.6

2.2

9.1

1.0

Gardnerella vaginalis

1.2

2.8

1.7

2.8

21.7

72.7

6.8

Gemella morbilloriumb

2.2

0.2

Mobiluncus curtisii

4.5

0.2

Mycoplasma hominis

4.3

0.4

Peptoniphilus sp.b

3.1

1.7

2.8

6.5

9.1

2.7

Peptostreptococcus sp.

4.5

0.2

Prevotella bivia

0.6

2.8

13.6

1.0

Prevotella ruminicola

4.5

0.2

Prevotella sp.

4.5

0.2

Varibaculum cambriense

2.2

13.6

0.8

Other species

Actinomyces europaeus 96%

0.6

0.2

Actinomyces urogenitalis

4.5

0.2

Arcanobacterium bernardiae

0.6

0.2

Arthrobacter albus

4.3

0.4

Atopobium parvulum

4.5

0.2

Clostridium colicanis

3.3

0.4

Clostridium sp.

4.5

0.2

Corynebacterium amycolatum

2.8

0.2

Corynebacterium coyleae

0.6

0.2

Corynebacterium pseudogenitalium

0.6

0.2

Corynebacterium sp.

0.6

4.3

0.6

Enterococcus faecalis

2.5

4.4

3.3

2.2

4.5

3.1

Escherichia coli

0.6

3.3

2.8

9.1

1.2

Haemophilus influenzae

2.2

0.2

Helcococcus sp.

4.5

0.2

Pediococcus pentosaceus

2.8

4.5

0.4

Propionibacterium acnes

1.9

0.6

Propionibacterium avidium

2.8

0.2

Serratia sp.

0.6

0.2

Staphylococcus aureus

0.6

0.6

2.2

0.6

Staphylococcus capitis

0.6

0.2

Staphylococcus epidermidis

1.2

5.5

1.7

5.6

4.3

3.3

Staphylococcus haemolyticus

1.7

2.2

0.4

Staphylococcus hominis

1.1

2.8

2.2

0.8

Streptococcus agalactiae

1.9

4.4

1.7

11.1

4.5

75.0

4.5

Streptococcus anginosus group

3.1

3.9

1.7

5.6

4.3

9.1

3.7

Streptococcus gallolyticus

1.7

0.2

Streptococcus mitis

2.8

2.2

0.4

Streptococcus salivarius

0.6

1.7

0.8

Veilllonella atypica

1.2

0.6

2.8

0.8

Veillonella sp.

0.6

1.1

2.2

0.8


a Numbers represent percentage of samples from which the species was cultured.

b Formerly known as Peptostreptococcus.

Verhelst et al. BMC Microbiology 2005 5:61   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-5-61

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