Table 2

Bacteria isolated from vaginal secretions of girls with vulvovaginitis

Organisms culturedNo. of positive cultures
Eighty girls with vulvovaginitis were studied. A total of 29 patients had growth of one or more pathogens. Since four were asymptomatic by the time culture results became known, only 25 of these 29 patients received systemic antimicrobial treatment.
*The role of Staphylococcus aureus as a pathogen is questionable (see text).
    Group A β-haemolytic streptococcus17
    H influenzae type b2
    H influenzae non-b5
    Klebsiella pneumoniae1
    Shigella flexnori1
    Staphylococcus aureus*7 (4 in mixed cultures)
    Coagulase negative staphylococci7
    Enterococcus spp.4
    Escherichia coli4
    Viridans streptococci4
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa3
    Proteus mirabilis1