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- 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)
- There is an absence of inflammation with a dense biofilm present, G. vaginalis predominates over other species.
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Last updated: December 8, 2019
Fabre, Valeria. "Bacterial Vaginosis." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2019. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540051/all/Bacterial_vaginosis.
Fabre V. Bacterial vaginosis. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540051/all/Bacterial_vaginosis. Accessed December 11, 2019.
Fabre, V. (2019). Bacterial vaginosis. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540051/all/Bacterial_vaginosis
Fabre V. Bacterial Vaginosis [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. [cited 2019 December 11]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540051/all/Bacterial_vaginosis.
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