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

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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.

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  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine

Keywords

  • GBS colonization, Chlorhexidine, Vaginal washing
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-297
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Volume24
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Nursing (Closed 2012) (013065000), Division of Medical Microbiology (013250400)