Bacterial flora of the endometrium in infertile women from Manipal.

P. S. Rao, M. Kotian, K. Rao, P. G. Shivananda

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Endometrial curettage specimen culture of 140 infertile women showed 64 (45%) organisms. Mycobacterium tuberculosis 8 (5.7%) and Anonymous mycobacteria 14 (10%) were the commonest organisms isolated. Among the anonymous mycobacteria, following species were isolated M. scrofulaceum 10, M. kansasii 2, M. fortuitum 2. Gram positive and gram negative organisms were isolated from 42 (30%) specimens of the endometrium; 76 (54%) of the endometrium specimens were sterile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-361
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)


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