Gardnerella vaginalis: Still a Prime Suspect in the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Vaginosis
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- Muzny, C.A. & Schwebke, J.R. Curr Infect Dis Rep (2013) 15: 130. doi:10.1007/s11908-013-0318-4
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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.