bacterial vaginosis

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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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However in this study, bacterial vaginitis and urinary tract infections (UTI) were the commonest (21.
They tested the effectiveness of the only FDA-cleared diagnostic test for differentiating and identifying the pathogens associated with bacterial vaginitis compared with another test that uses a special type of amplification for the detection of TV, known as the APTIMA assay.
Treatment of bacterial vaginitis with tinidazole at 500 mg twice a day for 7 days was not significantly more efficacious than the standard dose of metronidazole, results from a single-center study demonstrated.
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.
Within 2 weeks of initiating 3-day metronidazole treatment for bacterial vaginitis, a 15-year-old girl developed such a severe, burning pain in the soles of her feet that she found relief only by keeping her feet and lower legs submerged in buckets of ice water at all times.