bacterial vaginosis


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Related to bacterial vaginosis: trichomoniasis, Yeast infection, metronidazole, chlamydia

bacterial vaginosis

[bak‚tir·ē·əl ‚vaj·ə′nō·səs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the vagina that causes a nonirritating white or gray vaginal discharge, often with a distinctive fishy odor; it results from overgrowth of various normal vaginal bacteria and by depletion of Lactobacillus species, especially strains that produce hydrogen peroxide.
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These probiotic strains also increased the cure rate in women with bacterial vaginosis or vulvovaginal candidiasis, when given as an adjunct to conventional therapy.
According to NACO guidelines bacterial vaginosis requires treatment with metronidazole (500mg) twice daily for 7 days without a need of combination of antibiotics (2).
multiflora vaginal cream (Loucorex[R]) with metronidazole vaginal gel on bacterial vaginosis.
Marrazzo presented the preliminary results of a 1-year longitudinal study examining the rates of bacterial vaginosis in 335 women, including 47 couples (94 women).
Often accompanied by odor, discharge, pain, and itching or burning, bacterial vaginosis is actually the most common vaginal infection in women of childbearing age.
A high risk of HIV infection was seen in women with non-ulcerative bacterial vaginosis and chlamydia at baseline and among women with genital ulcer disease during follow-up.
BACTERIAL vaginosis is the commonest cause of abnormal discharge in young women.
The association of psychosocial stress and bacterial vaginosis in a longitudinal cohort, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006, 194(2):381-386.
Bacterial vaginosis and preterm birth: a comprehensive review of the literature.
The prevalence of bacterial vaginosis among lesbians is high, and vaginal colonization with hydrogen peroxide-producing lactobacilli is low, relative to that of heterosexual women matched for age and sexual risk behavior (5,7,21,22).
But sometimes this internal ecosystem tunas nasty, causing what's called bacterial vaginosis, which can produce a fishy odor and milky, discharge.