Valeria Fabre, M.D.
- Bacterial vaginosis (BV) appears to represent a disruption of normal vaginal flora with altered relative concentrations of various microorganisms, including depletion of H2O2-producing lactobacilli and proliferation of anaerobic Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria such as:
- Gardnerella vaginalis
- Mobiluncus species
- Prevotella species
- Atopobium vaginae
- Other: Leptotrichia/Sneathia spp., Megasphaera spp. and BVAB-1, BVAB-2, and BVAB-3 (all Clostridiales order bacteria)
- Inflammation is absent with a dense biofilm; G. vaginalis predominates over other species.
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