the Prevalence of Bacterial Vaginal Infections among Women in Sana’a City, Yemen


  • W. A. alshuaibi Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Sana'a University, Sana'a, Yemen.
  • S. M. Alghalibi Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Sana’a University, Sana’a, Yemen.



Bacterial vaginal infection, Risk factors, Antibiotics


Bacterial vaginal infection (BV) is an imbalance in the normal vaginal flora with decreased levels of the usual predominant lactobacilli. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of BV among women attending obstetrics and gynecology clinics in Sana’a city, Yemen; to isolate and identify the causative of VB; to assess risk factors associated with the prevalence of BV, and to determine the effect of some antibiotics. In this cross-sectional study, 150 vaginal swab samples were collected. All specimens were examined by microscope, cultural and biochemical tests, in addition to conducting an antibiotics sensitivity test for positive samples. In this study, BV was the highest among women aged less than 20 years old. The bacteria isolated were Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumonia, Enterobacter spp, Proteus mirabilis, Streptococcus pyogenes and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The most effective antibiotics were Cefotaxime, Gentamycin and Ciprofloxacin.


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 Spectrum of Bacterial Isolates (N =29) among Bacterial Infection of Vagina Patients




How to Cite

alshuaibi, W. A., & Alghalibi, S. M. (2024). the Prevalence of Bacterial Vaginal Infections among Women in Sana’a City, Yemen. Sana’a University Journal of Applied Sciences and Technology , 2(3), 303–308.

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