bacterial vaginosis

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Related to Bacterial vaginitis: chlamydia, metronidazole, Yeast infection, trichomoniasis

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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Major Finding: Women with bacterial vaginitis who received tinidazole at 500 mg twice a day for 7 days had statistically similar cure rates at day 14 and 28 compared with those who received the standard dose of metronidazole (82% vs.
Most physicians are taught that chronic vulvovaginal symptoms are due to yeast--maybe bacterial vaginitis and, if not that, maybe a sexually transmitted disease.
In the US, Tindamax (tinidazole, 250mg and 500mg oral tablets), of Mission Pharmacal, was approved in 2004 for trichomoniasis and 2007 for Bacterial Vaginitis (BV).
Bacterial Vaginitis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal infection.