Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a disorder characterized by an offensive vaginal discharge.
- Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal discharge among women of childbearing age.
- Though the cause of this condition is not clear, it is thought to occur when there is a disturbance in the growth of the normal vaginal bacterial flora resulting in replacement of normal "good bacteria" by "harmful bacteria".
- Normally the #$#good bacteria#$# is called "Lactobacilli".
- These in vaginosis is replaced by a variety of bacteria like:
- Gardnerella vaginalis
- Bacteroides, Mobiluncus
- Mycoplasma hominis
- The vaginal pH is raised (from 4.5 to levels above 6-7)
Latest Publications and Research on VaginosisCounting the Countless: Bacterial Quantification by Targeting rRNA Molecules to Explore the Human Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease. - Published by PubMed
'Helcococcus massiliensis' sp. nov., a new bacterial species isolated from the vaginal sample of a woman with bacterial vaginosis living in Dielmo, Senegal. - Published by PubMed
Human Papillomavirus Genotypes From Vaginal and Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia in Females 15-26 Years of Age. - Published by PubMed