Clinical evaluation of microbiological profile of abnormal vaginal discharge and It’s antimicrobial susceptibility pattern
Dr. Ahsan Hamidi, Dr. Shamim Ahmad, Dr. Shiv Nandan Singh
Vaginal discharge, the major sign of vaginitis is the common reason for which women consult a gynaecologist. Vaginal discharge that, suddenly differs in colour, consistency and odour, and a significant increase or decrease in amount, may indicate an underlying abnormality of which infections are most common. Hence based on the above findings the present study was planned to detect the clinical profile of the patients with vaginal discharge, as well as spectate and perform antimicrobial susceptibility tests. The present study was planned in the Department of Microbiology in Government Medical College, Bettiah. In the present study high vaginal swabs from 100 clinically suspected vaginitis cases were processed for the identification of causative organism(s) over a period of one year, attending the Gynaecology. The prevalence of bacterial vaginosis was relatively high and was affected by individual hygiene. Therefore, comprehensive healthcare education aimed at reducing bacterial vaginosis is needed. One of the most common complaints by women attending Gynecology OPD is vaginal infection and it still remains one of the least understood. Though bacterial vaginosis is a global problem, we should detect the principle pathogen and treat them properly. Extensive and indiscriminate use of antibiotics has created a major problem- drug resistance. Several antimicrobial agents have been used to treat symptomatic bacterial vaginosis.