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Table 2 Persistent detection of individual bacteria by species-specific qPCR after treatment with oral or vaginal metronidazole (Chi-square test)

From: Comparison of oral and vaginal metronidazole for treatment of bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy: impact on fastidious bacteria

Bacteria Oral n/N (%) Vaginal n/N (%) P value
Gardnerella vaginalis 24/30 (80%) 16/22 (73%) .43
Megasphaera spp. 12/22 (55%) 5/15 (33%) .38
Leptotrichia/Sneathia 6/18 (33%) 5/11 (45%) .76
Atopobium vaginae 11/21 (52%) 9/17 (53%) .85
BVAB1 0/11 (0%) 1/5 (20%) .29
BVAB2 3/18 (17%) 1/9 (11%) .30
BVAB3 1/6 (17%) 1/3 (33%) .66
  1. n = number of women with bacteria detected at visit 2
  2. N = number of women with bacteria detected at visit 1