A study of colonization by group B streptococcus was conducted in 204 pregnant women in their third trimester.
Positive cultures were obtained from vaginal and rectal swabs in 64 (31.4%) of these women.
No significant differences in colonization rates were noted on the basis of ethnicity (race) and gravidity.
However, there was a significant difference in the rate of colonization of vagina and rectum.
Fifty-two (25.5%) women had positive isolates from vaginal swabs compared with 26 (12.7%) women with positive rectal isolates (P<0.05).
There was a significant trend of increasing prevalence with increasing age.
Colonization was not significantly greater in multigravid than in primigravid women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Streptococcie, Bactériose, Infection, Streptococcus B, Streptococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bactérie, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Epidémiologie, Femelle, Prévalence, Gestation, Troisième trimestre, Homme, Gestation pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Streptococcal infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Streptococcus B, Streptococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bacteria, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Epidemiology, Female, Prevalence, Pregnancy, Third trimester, Human, Pregnancy disorders
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Code Inist : 002B05B02N. Création : 09/06/1995.