Vaginal and endocervical bacterial contamination in IUD users.

L. Marino, E. Concia, A. Riccardi, E. Sciarra, P. Marone, P. F. Bolis

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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%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalClinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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