, Volume 83, Issue 1, pp 53–55 | Cite as

Studies of cervicovaginal smears for the presence of actinomycetes

  • J. B. Jones
  • W. Kaplan
  • J. M. Brown
  • W. White


Cytologic and direct fluorescent antibody techniques were used to detect the presence of Actinomyces israelii and Arachnia propionica in cervicovaginal smears collected from 100 women, 94 of whom did not use intrauterine contraceptive devices. In no case were these organisms found. The possible significance of these results is discussed.


Contraceptive Device Fluorescent Antibody Actinomyces Antibody Technique Direct Fluorescent Antibody 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Jones
    • 1
  • W. Kaplan
    • 1
  • J. M. Brown
    • 1
  • W. White
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Mycotic Diseases Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Public Health ServiceU.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

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