Bacterial vaginosis and increased vaginal fluid phospholipase A2: defining women at risk for preterm birth

French, J. I.; McGregor, J. A.; Parker, R.; Jones, W.; Draper, D.; McFee, J.
December 1997
International Journal of STD & AIDS;Dec1997 Supplement 1, Vol. 8, p32
Academic Journal
The article presents a study to characterize further the risk for preterm birth among women with bacterial vaginosis. Based on the results, the identification of BV with T. vaginalis and C. trachomatis was associated with increased levels of vaginal fluid of phospholipase A (PLA) 2. It also suggest that vaginal fluid PLA2 concentrations may be derived from bacterial and or host sources.


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