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Indian J Med Microbiol. 2008 Apr-Jun;26(2):155-7.

Antibiotic resistance of Gardnerella vaginalis in recurrent bacterial vaginosis.

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Department of Microbiology, Farwaniya Hospital, Post Box 18373, Kuwait 81004, State of Kuwait.


Fifty strains of Gardnerella vaginalis isolated from 321 high vaginal swabs over a period of five months were tested for their antibiotic sensitivity. Sixty eight per cent of all isolates were resistant to metronidazole while 76% were sensitive to clindamycin. All the strains isolated from cases with recurrence of infection were resistant to metronidazole. Clindamycin therapy has a better clinical efficacy than metronidazole in cases of recurrent bacterial vaginosis.

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