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The isolation of tubercle bacilli from endocervical microcurettings of 100 consecutive infertile women

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An attempt has been made to isolate tubercle bacteria from endocervical microcurettings of 100 consecutive and unselected women complaining primarily of infertility and clinically unsuspected of genital tuberculosis. Guinea pig tests have demonstrated the presence of tubercle bacilli in endocervical microcurettings of 5 cases. Culture and microscopic examination gave poor results. All the strains of tubercle bacteria isolated were found to be of the human type. One strain showed resistance to streptomycin alone and one strain was found to be resistant to streptomycin and to INH.

Zusammenfassung

Es wurde versucht, Tuberkelbacillen aus endocervicalen Mikroabradaten zu isolieren, die von 100 aufeinanderfolgenden Frauen, welche in erster Linie über Unfruchtbarkeit klagten und klinisch keinen Verdacht auf Genital-Tbc aufwiesen, erhalten worden waren. Durch Meerschweinchenversuche wurden Tuberkelbacillen in den endocervicalen Mikroabradaten von 5 Fällen nachgewiesen. Kulturen und mikroskopische Untersuchungen führten zu schlechten Ergebnissen. Alle isolierten Tuberkelbacillen gehörten dem Typus humanus zu. Einer der Stämme war resistent gegenüber Streptomycin und ein anderer gegenüber Streptomycin und auch gegenüber INH.

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Hok, T.T., Loen, L.K. & Chatim, A. The isolation of tubercle bacilli from endocervical microcurettings of 100 consecutive infertile women. Arch. Gynak. 208, 143–146 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00668193

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Tuberculosis
  • Streptomycin
  • Infertility
  • Microscopic Examination