[Microbiologic findings in vaginal discharges].Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. 1984 Dec; 44(12):796-802.GF
Microbiological examinations were performed in 247 women complaining of vaginal discharge. An average of 3.9 different organisms was isolated from each patient. Gardnerella vaginalis was found in 62.8% of all women. Candida spp. were seen in 22.7%. Trichomonas vaginalis occurred in 6.5%, Neisseria gonorrhoeae in 1.2%, Chlamydia trachomatis in 10.1%, Mycoplasmata in 13.8%, Cytomegalovirus in 2.8%, and Herpes simplex Type 2-virus in 1.1%. None of the above was found in 17.4% of the patients. Statistic evaluation revealed correlation between different pathogens and between pathogens and normal vaginal bacteria, e.g. a higher prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis, Mycoplasmata and Bacteroides spp. in association with Gardnerella vaginalis, and a lower prevalence of Candida spp. and lactobacilli. A pathogenic role of the Mycoplasmata in connection with vaginal discharge cannot be supported by this study. The results of antimicrobial therapy are reported and discussed.