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Bacterial vaginosis: current review with indications for asymptomatic therapy.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1991 Oct; 165(4 Pt 2):1210-7.AJ

Abstract

Bacterial vaginosis is a definable clinical entity whose exact origin is unknown. A shift in normal vaginal flora from aerobic, predominantly but not exclusively lactobacilli, to a predominantly anaerobic flora characterizes the condition. More than one half of all women with bacterial vaginosis have no symptoms. The condition is not entirely benign. The potentially pathogenic bacteria present in the vagina in large numbers place these women at risk for postoperative morbidity and adverse obstetric outcome. Sexual transmission has not been proved, but therapeutic cures sometimes require that patient and partner be treated simultaneously. Recommended therapy is with metronidazole or clindamycin and must be given for 7 days for maximal effectiveness. Recurrence of disease can be a problem.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1951577

Citation

Thomason, J L., et al. "Bacterial Vaginosis: Current Review With Indications for Asymptomatic Therapy." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 165, no. 4 Pt 2, 1991, pp. 1210-7.
Thomason JL, Gelbart SM, Scaglione NJ. Bacterial vaginosis: current review with indications for asymptomatic therapy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1991;165(4 Pt 2):1210-7.
Thomason, J. L., Gelbart, S. M., & Scaglione, N. J. (1991). Bacterial vaginosis: current review with indications for asymptomatic therapy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 165(4 Pt 2), 1210-7.
Thomason JL, Gelbart SM, Scaglione NJ. Bacterial Vaginosis: Current Review With Indications for Asymptomatic Therapy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1991;165(4 Pt 2):1210-7. PubMed PMID: 1951577.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Bacterial vaginosis: current review with indications for asymptomatic therapy. AU - Thomason,J L, AU - Gelbart,S M, AU - Scaglione,N J, PY - 1991/10/1/pubmed PY - 1991/10/1/medline PY - 1991/10/1/entrez KW - Antibiotics--therapeutic use KW - Bacterial And Fungal Diseases KW - Biology KW - Demographic Factors KW - Diseases KW - Drugs KW - Examinations And Diagnoses KW - Genitalia KW - Genitalia, Female KW - Incidence KW - Infections KW - Laboratory Examinations And Diagnoses KW - Literature Review KW - Longterm Effects KW - Measurement KW - Physiology KW - Population KW - Population Dynamics KW - Research Methodology KW - Signs And Symptoms KW - Time Factors KW - Treatment KW - Urogenital System KW - Vagina KW - Vaginal Abnormalities KW - Vaginitis--etiology KW - Vaginitis--prevention and control SP - 1210 EP - 7 JF - American journal of obstetrics and gynecology JO - Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. VL - 165 IS - 4 Pt 2 N2 - Bacterial vaginosis is a definable clinical entity whose exact origin is unknown. A shift in normal vaginal flora from aerobic, predominantly but not exclusively lactobacilli, to a predominantly anaerobic flora characterizes the condition. More than one half of all women with bacterial vaginosis have no symptoms. The condition is not entirely benign. The potentially pathogenic bacteria present in the vagina in large numbers place these women at risk for postoperative morbidity and adverse obstetric outcome. Sexual transmission has not been proved, but therapeutic cures sometimes require that patient and partner be treated simultaneously. Recommended therapy is with metronidazole or clindamycin and must be given for 7 days for maximal effectiveness. Recurrence of disease can be a problem. SN - 0002-9378 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1951577/Bacterial_vaginosis:_current_review_with_indications_for_asymptomatic_therapy_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0002-9378(12)90729-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -