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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Bacterial Vaginosis. American Family Physician, March 15, 1998.
The intriguing observation of bacterial vaginosis concordance within female sexual partnerships should offer an opportunity to decipher the puzzling etiology of this common condition.
All four are symptoms of bacterial vaginosis. However, it is the distinct fish-like odor that distinguishes bacterial vaginosis from other conditions, including yeast infections.
Of all women with vaginal infections about one-third of them have bacterial vaginosis. Various studies indicate that the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis varies from 15 to 25 percent of the female population between the ages of 15 and 44.
Bacterial vaginosis can be diagnosed clinically using Amsel's criteria, while Nugent criteria using gram staining is usually used in research settings.
'These findings strengthen our understanding of STI and and bacterial vaginosis epidemiology among sub-Saharan African women, and will help to inform decisions on the public health actions required to address the high burden of STIs in this region,' WHO said in a statement.
Distinctions in vaginal bacterial communities between women with and without BV were evident by 1989, and the term bacterial vaginosis appears in the literature.
Ibrahim, "Diagnosis of Bacterial Vaginosis by Amsel Criteria and Gram Stain Method," Sebha MedicalJournal, vol.
THE FIRST SINGLE-DOSE, oral treatment for bacterial vaginosis will be available by prescription in early 2018, thanks to its approval by the Food and Drug Administration.
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an extremely prevalent vaginal condition and the number one cause of vaginitis among both pregnant and non-pregnant women.
Solosec, a five-nitroimidazole antimicrobial agent, had received the approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis in adult women.
- US-based biopharmaceutical company Symbiomix has submitted a new drug application for Solosec (secnidazole oral granules) for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis to the US Food and Drug Administration, the company said.