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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 3, July 2014 pp 375-378

Review Article

Outcome of pregnancy in women with bacterial vaginosis infection - a hospital based study

Mariam Anjum Ifthikar1, Sharon Rasquinha2, Fathima shanas3, Smitha B Rao4, Rajgopal K5,  K Yogesh Bangera6

1Fellow Resident, Department of Gynaecologic Oncology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Dr M H Marigowd Road, Bangalore, Karnataka,  INDIA.

2Assistant Professor, 4Associate Professor, 5Professor & Head, 6Professor, Department of OBG yenopoya medical college hospital, deralakatte ,mangalore, Karnataka, INDIA.

3Senior Consultant, Rameshwaram Hospital, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.



Introduction: Elucidation of the epidemiology of Bacterial vaginosis is complicated by the use of varying diagnostic criteria. Studies around the world demonstrate that bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy is associated with a number of obstetric complication and neonatal morbidity. The obstetric complications include spontaneous miscarriage, preterm labour, preterm premature rupture of membranes, preterm birth, preterm premature rupture of membranes, amniotic fluid infection, post partum Endometritis, post caesarean wound infection and neonatal complications. Aims and Objective: to study the various outcome of pregnancy in women suffering from bacterial vaginosis infection Material and Methods: in the present prospective study all the pregnant women suffering from bacterial vaginosis attending ANC OPD were enrolled. They were followed till the outcome of pregnancy. And the results of outcome were compared in bacterial vaginosis positive and negative women. Results: Prevalence of the bacterial vaginosis was 20%. Mean gestational age at the time of delivery in the bacterial vaginosis positive women was less (37.57 ±2.35 weeks) as compared to bacterial vaanosis negative women (38.57 ± 1.45 weeks). And difference in the gestational age was statistically significant. Similarly preterm delivery and neonatal jaundice cases were more in bacterial vaginosis positive women with statistically significant difference. Whereas birth weight, neonatal sepsis and congenital abnormalities showed no statistically significant difference in bacterial vaginosis positive and negative women.