TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
French, J. I.; McGregor, J. A.; Parker, R.; Jones, W.; Draper, D.; McFee, J.
PUB. DATE
December 1997
SOURCE
International Journal of STD & AIDS;Dec1997 Supplement 1, Vol. 8, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
22202103

 

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