Table 3.

Effect of L. acidophilus on the attachment ofC. albicans and G. vaginalis to vaginal epithelial cells under conditions of exclusion, competition, and displacement

StrainNo. of adherent cells (mean ± SD) under the following conditions:
ControlCompetitionExclusionDisplacement
C. albicans22.5 ± 55.5 ± 2.8a23 ± 10.6a18.2 ± 7.4a
G. vaginalis34.5 ± 9.88 ± 3.1b37.5 ± 6.5b5.3 ± 2.8b
  • a P < 0.05 compared with theC. albicans control.

  • b P < 0.05 compared with the G. vaginalis control.