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Title: Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in Thai pregnant women with preterm labor in Siriraj hospital
Authors: Awassanan Thanavuth
Amphan Chalermchockcharoenkit
Dittakarn Boriboonhirunsarn
Ratre Sirisomboon
Kanjana Pimol
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2007
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.90, No.3 (2007), 437-441
Abstract: Objective: To study the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in pregnant women with preterm labor in Siriraj hospital. Material and Method: A cross-sectional study of 158 pregnant women with suspected preterm labor was performed between January and July 2005. The subjects enrolled in the present study were between 28+0 and 36+6 menstrual weeks. BV blue test was performed on the vaginal fluid collected from lower one- third of vagina. Results: The prevalence of BV in women in the preterm labor group was 25.8% compared to 14.1% in the preterm contraction group (p = 0.07). Conclusion: Compared with preterm contractions a higher prevalence of BV was found in the pregnant women with preterm labor. Given that a quarter of pregnant women with preterm labor tested positive for BV, it might be appropriate to perform this test in the triage setting.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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