Chapter 2-6-1. Anaerobic infections (individual fields): female genital infections
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Infections encountered in the field of obstetrics and gynecology have unique features, including some infections which can result in serious future problems (e.g., sterility). Bacteria and other microbes constituting the indigenous bacterial flora of the vagina (a component of the lower genital system), such as anaerobes, are often responsible for female genital infections. The prevalence of intractable infections dependent on host factors has been increasing.
Types of infections encountered in the field of obstetrics and gynecology
Infections in the field of obstetrics and gynecology can be roughly divided into those of the internal genitalia, infections of the external genitalia, vaginitis, cervicitis, urinary tract infection, perinatal infection, perioperative infection (postoperative infections), sexually transmitted diseases (STD), and so on. Infection of internal genitalia is a general term for inflammation of the internal genitalia and connective tissue,...
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