Table 2

Determination of the percentage of microorganisms isolated from vaginal swabs of women using hormonal contraceptives
Strain Cultural characters Identified Microorganisms Total percentage (%)in various age groups
20–30 years 31–40 years
1 Oval budding cells Candida sp. 10 (1 +) 24 (3+)
2 G + cocci

Staphylococcus

saprophyticus.

18 (2 +) 13 (1+)
3 G + cocci in chains Streptococcus agalactiae 23 (3 +) 11 (1 +)
4 G- coccobacilli E. coli 28 (4+) 24 (3 +)
5 G + long filamentous rods Lactobacillus fermentum 32 (2 +) 28 (4 +)

Vaginal swabs were obtained from women using hormonal contraceptives and processed. The table shows the percentages and semi-quantitative grading in parenthesis of isolated and identified microorganisms from age groups: 20–30 years and 31–40 years and control groups(n = 100 for each group).

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Kazi et al. BMC Urology 2012 12:22   doi:10.1186/1471-2490-12-22

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