Ngonzi J, Bebell LM, Bazira J, Fajardo Y, Nyehangane D, Boum Y, Nanjebe D, Boatin A, Kabakyenga J, Jacquemyn Y, Van Geertruyden JP, Riley LE. Risk Factors for Vaginal Colonization and Relationship between Bacterial Vaginal Colonization and In-Hospital Outcomes in Women with Obstructed Labor in a Ugandan Regional Referral Hospital. International journal of microbiology. 2018(2018). 6579139 p. PMID: 30327672 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC6171204
The proportion of women with severe maternal morbidity from obstructed labor is between 2 and 12% in resource-limited settings. Maternal vaginal colonization with group B streptococcus (GBS), , and spp. is associated with maternal and neonatal morbidity. It is unknown if vaginal colonization with these organisms in obstructed labor women is associated with poor outcomes.