TABLE 4.

Composition of vaginal microbiota in samples from control women as determined by Nugent scoring and PCR-DGGEa

Control group subject no.Nugent scoreLactobacillus-specific probe result (no. of positive samples)Eubacterium-specific probe result
L. inersL. gasseriL. crispatusLactobacillus sp.StaphylococcusClostridiumAtopobium
140+
170+
350+
370+
81++
91Weak
121+ (3)
131++
161+
191+
42+++
102+
362+
76++
218++
  • a Vaginal swabs from two control subjects were quantitatively inadequate for microbiological analysis.