Table 2.

Lactobacillus species isolated from stool and vaginal specimens of Japanese women and newborn infants

SpeciesNo. of specimens (%)
StoolVagina
MothersInfantsMothers and women without BVWomen with BV
L. crispatus4 (8.2)6 (16.7)48 (52.7)2 (33.3)
L. fermentum9 (18.4)2 (5.6)5 (5.5)1 (16.7)
L. gasseri11 (22.4)12 (33.3)19 (20.8)2 (33.3)
L. paracasei subsp.paracasei5 (10.2)3 (8.3)00
L. paracasei subsp.tolerans3 (6.1)2 (5.6)00
L. plantarum4 (8.2)03 (3.3)0
L. reuteri2 (4.1)000
L. rhamnosus2 (4.1)1 (2.8)00
L. salivariussubsp. salicinius3 (6.1)3 (8.3)1 (1.1)0
L. salivarius subsp.salivarius3 (6.1)6 (16.7)1 (1.1)0
L. vaginalis008 (8.8)1 (16.7)
Unidentified3 (6.1)1 (2.8)6 (6.6)0
Total4936916