[Prospective randomized study comparing the efficacy and tolerance of clindamycin-gentamycin versus metronidazole-gentamycin in acute utero-adnexal infections in hospitalized patients]

Rev Fr Gynecol Obstet. 1987 Jan;82(1):9-15.
[Article in French]


The efficacy and safety of two antibiotic combination (clindamycin + gentamycin [C + G] versus metronidazole + gentamycin [M + G]) have been compared in 45 in-patients suffering from pelvic inflammatory disease in a clinical prospective randomized trial. The rates of clinical and bacteriological recovery reached respectively 85.7% and 71.4% for C + G group compared to 83.3% and 78.6% for M + G group (no significant differences). Side effects (vomiting, gastralgia and vaginal mycosis) developed in four occasions in each group. The most frequently isolated organisms were chlamydiae, E. coli and Neisseria gonorrheae (around 50% of overall isolated organisms). Due to the lack of significant differences between the two antibiotic combinations, the final choice will depend on potential risks generated by these products.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Clindamycin / administration & dosage*
  • Clindamycin / adverse effects
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Endometritis / drug therapy*
  • Female
  • Gentamicins / administration & dosage*
  • Gentamicins / adverse effects
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Metronidazole / administration & dosage*
  • Metronidazole / adverse effects
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / drug therapy*
  • Prospective Studies


  • Gentamicins
  • Metronidazole
  • Clindamycin