Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate the incidence of Enterococcus faecalis in high vaginal swabs and study its antibiotic resistance profile. In this prospective study 127 married women at reproductive age have been included their ages ranged between (17-55) years with mean age (29.25 ± 0.029).Vaginal swabs were inoculated on microbiological media including blood agar and chocolate agar , incubated at 37 C for 24-48 hrs. Enterococcus faecalis have been found in 57.5% of swabs showed positive results for growth as 42.5 % showed positive results for gram negative and gram positive other than Enterococci and bacterial growth appeared in only (47) HVS sample showed positive result for bacterial growth 37%. The highest rate of infection was among the age group of (26-35) years as 23 (48.9%). The antibacterial resistance of Enterococci to different antibiotics showed that the bacteria showed absolute resistance to the cephalexin and they were highly resistant to Ampiclox and cefixime 92.8% resistance for all of them and was highly resistant to cefotaxime and doxycycline ,While it showed high sensitivity to amikacin , levofloxacin and nitrofurantoin ( 92.9 %, 81.9% and 74.1% for the three antibiotics respectively while the rest of the antibiotics showed moderate resistance.

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