Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2022; 26 (16): 5932-5938

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202208_29533

A successful case of assisted reproduction after contamination of the culture medium with Escherichia coli

C.-C. Vaduva, R.-M. Cilica, A. Nastase, A. Carp-Veliscu, B. Doroftei

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Filantropia Clinic Hospital, Bucharest, Romania. hitmed@gmail.com


INTRODUCTION: We report a case of successful pregnancy after in vitro fertilization culture (IVF) medium contaminated with Escherichia coli (E. coli).

CASE REPORT: To remove E. coli, oocytes were isolated in a PVP-ICSI medium and then in a culture medium supplemented with gentamicin. We selected two embryos that were vitrified and frozen. In the next natural cycle, we performed the embryo transfer of 2 embryos.

RESULTS: Only one pregnancy was uncomplicated until term and was completed by the live birth of a healthy baby. The child’s subsequent development until the date of publication of this article is normal.

CONCLUSIONS: In cases of E. coli contamination of the IVF culture medium, specific laboratory methods allow the procedure to be continued, and a healthy baby can be obtained.

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C.-C. Vaduva, R.-M. Cilica, A. Nastase, A. Carp-Veliscu, B. Doroftei
A successful case of assisted reproduction after contamination of the culture medium with Escherichia coli

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2022
Vol. 26 - N. 16
Pages: 5932-5938
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202208_29533