Antibiotic Sensitivity of High Vaginal Swabs from Asymptomatic Pregnant Women


Background: Vaginal microbiota considered as a complex microbial population consisting of a multitude of microbial species and causes many vaginal infections including bacterial vaginosis. Objective: The study is investigating the antibiotic sensitivity of predominant vaginal microbiota.Patients and Methods: 250 pregnant women in Erbil city in the North of Iraq, from October 2018 to March 2019. Samples were collected from pregnant women who visited Maternity, Rizgary and Raparin Hospitals’ laboratory department under medical precautions. The samples were cultures to investigate to identify the bacteria types and sensitivity for common antibiotics. Results: About 72% of samples showed positive microbial growth and the higher distribution percentage of isolated microorganisms was 27.2%, 23.8%, 21.6 and 11.6% for Candida sp., Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Streptococcus pyogenes respectively. Moreover, antibiotic sensitivity tests declared that ciprofloxacin was effectively inhibited the growth of both Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes while Norfloxacin was 95% which inhibited the growth of E. coli.Conclusion: Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Streptococcus pyogenes are among the most predominant microorganisms in pregnant women.