bacterial vaginosis


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bacterial vaginosis

n.
Vaginal infection characterized by a shift from a preponderance of lactobacilli to a preponderance of various anaerobic bacilli in the vagina and by abnormal vaginal discharge.
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Eighteen women with refractory bacterial vaginosis (BV) were cured there with a 7-day course of the suppository, an ovule containing 750 mg metronidazole--far more than in a typical Metrogel (metronidazole gel) application--and 200 mg miconazole.
Statistical evaluation of diagnostic criteria for bacterial vaginosis.
Women were diagnosed as having abnormal vaginal flora if the Nugent criteria for bacterial vaginosis (score 7-10) were fulfilled on evaluation of the Gram stain or if budding yeast cells or pseudohyphae suggestive of Candida infection were present.
One hundred twenty-five women with bacterial vaginosis were treated with oral metronidazole (500 mg twice a day for 7 days).
Influence of early self-diagnosis and treatment of bacterial vaginosis on preterm birth rate.
Current ` treatments are not highly effective, and up to 50%-60% of women have recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV) after treatment.
Bacterial vaginosis was diagnosed by Nugent's criteria (7).
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a highly prevalent vaginal infection that is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) results from an imbalance of the normal vaginal flora, with an overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria and a reduction in lactobacillary flora (Weir, 2004).
CHICAGO -- The biggest risk factor for bacterial vaginosis among gay or bisexual women is having a sex partner with a history of the disorder--an association that increases the chances of bacterial vaginosis by more than 400%, Dr.
For example, certain specific strains of Lactobacilli produce substances such as lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and bacteriocins, which inhibit the growth of bacteria implicated in bacterial vaginosis.
The capsule format offers women a convenient once-a-day solution for imbalances in the microflora of the genital area, which can lead to unpleasant conditions such as bacterial vaginosis (BV).