TITLE

Biotypes and virulence factors of Gardnerella vaginalis isolated from cases of bacterial vaginosis

AUTHOR(S)
Udayalaxmi, J.; Bhat, G. K.; Kotigadde, S.
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Apr2011, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p165
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The present study was conducted to correlate the biotypes of Gardnerella vaginalis strains isolated from cases of bacterial vaginosis and their virulence factors. Thirty-two strains of G. vaginalis isolated from cases of bacterial vaginosis were biotyped. Adherence to vaginal epithelial cells, biofilm production, surface hydrophobicity, phospholipase C and protease activity were tested on these isolates. Biotype 1 was the most prevalent (8; 25%), followed by biotype 2 (7; 21.9%) and biotypes 5 and 8 (5; 15.6%). We did not find any statistical correlation between G. vaginalis biotypes and its virulence factors. Virulence factors expressed by G. vaginalis were not associated with a single biotype.
ACCESSION #
61346954

 

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