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Online ISSN 1827-1812
Putricelli R., Zito M., Guatta Cescone P., Bongiolatti M.
Azienda Ospedaliera «S. Antonio Abate», Gallarate - Milano, Unità Operativa di Ostetricia e Ginecologia
Background. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a product based on zinc sulphate in association with usnic acid in the treatment of vaginitis and bacterial vaginosis.
Methods. The study included a total of 20 patients of child-bearing age, ranging between 18 and 50 years old, who were sexually active with a diagnosis of bacterial vaginitis based on vaginal swab tests. The study prescribed treatment with usnic acid and zinc sulphate in ovules (Zeta N, Bergamon Italy): one ovule a day on alternate days for 10 days. Compliance was assessed using a multiple question sheet compiled by the patient.
Results. There was a full resolution of all cases (no. 16) of Gardnerella vaginalis and mixed bacterial infections. In cases of bacterial injection associated with Candida albicans (3 cases), there were 2 cases of complete remission. No resolution was achieved in the only case of bacterial infection associated with Trichomonas.
Conclusions. In conclusion, treatment with Zeta N was effective, above all in the treatment of bacterial forms not associated with mycetes or protozoa.