The pathogenesis of the clinical signs of bacterial vaginosis and possible reasons for its occurrence

Taylor-Robinson, D.; Hay, P. E.
December 1997
International Journal of STD & AIDS;Dec1997 Supplement 1, Vol. 8, p13
Academic Journal
The article cites a study on the pathogenesis of the clinical signs and possible reasons for bacterial vaginosis (BV) occurrence. Increase in the number of vaginal flora is the main feature of BV. This leads to the decrease in the concentration of lactic acid, and a consequent increase in the potential hydrogen of the vaginal secretions. Also provided in the article are the possible reasons for the fundamental microbial imbalance and the persistence of BV.


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