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Title: Bacterial vaginosis: a critical analysis of current knowledge
Authors: NASIOUDIS, D.LINHARES, I. M.LEDGER, W. J.WITKIN, S. S.
Citation: BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, v.124, n.1, p.61-69, 2017
Abstract: Bacterial vaginosis (BV), the change from a Lactobacillus-dominant vaginal microbiota to an anaerobic and facultative bacterial dominance, is associated with pathological sequelae. In many BV-positive women their microbiota is in fact normal and unrelated to pathology. Whether or not the dominance of BV-associated bacteria persists depends upon interactions between host and bacterial factors. Inconsistencies in diagnosis and erroneous associations with pathology may be due to a failure to differentiate between sub-populations of women. It is only in those women with a BV diagnosis in which the identified bacteria are atypical and persist that BV may be a clinical problem requiring intervention. Tweetable abstract Improved diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis is needed to accurately determine its role in pathology.
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