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Chlorhexidine for prevention of neonatal colonization with group B streptococci. IV. Depressed puerperal carriage following vaginal washing with chlorhexidine during labour

Dykes, Anna-Karin LU ; Kvist Christensen, Karen and Christensen, Poul (1987) In European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology 24(4). p.293-297
Abstract
The effect of vaginal washing with chlorhexidine acetate, 2 g/l at delivery, on the colonization of the urogenital tract with group B streptococci (GBS) 4 days later was investigated. Patients who were culture-positive for GBS in urethra and/or cervix in pregnancy weeks 32 and 36 as well as at delivery were included in a prospective study. The washing procedure was performed in 31 parturients, and 10 (32%) were culture-negative at day 4 after delivery. In contrast, only 7/47 (15%) non-washed controls were negative at day 4 (p = 0.044). The results demonstrate a prolonged suppressive effect of vaginal washing with chlorhexidine on the recovery of GBS from the urogenital tract in this highly selected patient group.
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GBS colonization, Chlorhexidine, Vaginal washing
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European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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293 - 297
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Elsevier
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10.1016/0028-2243(87)90154-7
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  abstract     = {The effect of vaginal washing with chlorhexidine acetate, 2 g/l at delivery, on the colonization of the urogenital tract with group B streptococci (GBS) 4 days later was investigated. Patients who were culture-positive for GBS in urethra and/or cervix in pregnancy weeks 32 and 36 as well as at delivery were included in a prospective study. The washing procedure was performed in 31 parturients, and 10 (32%) were culture-negative at day 4 after delivery. In contrast, only 7/47 (15%) non-washed controls were negative at day 4 (p = 0.044). The results demonstrate a prolonged suppressive effect of vaginal washing with chlorhexidine on the recovery of GBS from the urogenital tract in this highly selected patient group.},
  author       = {Dykes, Anna-Karin and Kvist Christensen, Karen and Christensen, Poul},
  issn         = {0301-2115},
  keyword      = {GBS colonization,Chlorhexidine,Vaginal washing},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {293--297},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology},
  title        = {Chlorhexidine for prevention of neonatal colonization with group B streptococci. IV. Depressed puerperal carriage following vaginal washing with chlorhexidine during labour},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0028-2243(87)90154-7},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {1987},
}