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Anaerobic Flora of the Female Genital Tract

  • Gale B. Hill

Abstract

Early investigators realized that knowledge of the endogenous flora of the lower genital tract was basic to an understanding of obstetric and gynecologic infectious diseases. They surmised that alterations of the normal flora state might produce local infections such as vaginitis, and later it became apparent that certain organisms in the flora could produce ascending infections involving the upper genital tract. Today the importance of the endogenous flora as a source of genital tract infections is widely recognized.

Keywords

Anaerobic Bacterium Genital Tract Female Genital Tract Vaginal Flora Anaerobic Infection 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gale B. Hill
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics/GynecologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology/ImmunologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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