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Managing recurrent bacterial vaginosis
  1. J Wilson
  1. Correspondence to:
 J Wilson
 Department of Genitourinary Medicine, The General Infirmary at Leeds, Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3 EX, UK; janet_d.wilson{at}leedsth.nhs.uk

Abstract

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most frequently found condition of the female genital tract. It increases a woman’s risk of acquiring HIV, is associated with increased complications in pregnancy, and may be involved in the pathogenesis of pelvic inflammatory disease. Yet there are many unanswered questions about its aetiology, making management of recurrent infection difficult and often idiosyncratic. This paper discusses the current knowledge and possible management of recurrent BV.

  • recurrent bacterial vaginosis
  • vaginal lactobacilli
  • vaginal pH
  • bacteriotherapy
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