GENITOURINARY INFECTIONS (J SOBEL, SECTION EDITOR)

Current Infectious Disease Reports

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 130-135

Gardnerella vaginalis: Still a Prime Suspect in the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Vaginosis

  • C. A. MuznyAffiliated withUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
  • , J. R. SchwebkeAffiliated withUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham Email author 

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Abstract

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal infection, yet its pathogenesis remains controversial. Although it has never been proven to be a sexually transmitted diseases the epidemiological evidence favoring this is quite robust. Although BV is characterized by its polymicrobial nature, it is highly likely that the inciting organism is Gardnerella vaginalis.

Keywords

Bacterial vaginosis Gardnerella vaginalis Biofilm Polymicrobial