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How important are the newly described bacteria in bacterial vaginosis?
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    Vaginal bacteria in bacterial vaginosis.

    Dear Editor,

    For more than 50 years the etiology of bacterial vaginosis, originally desribed as a sexually transmitted disease (1,2) has been considered controversial. The mainstream of studies on BV have been focused on the microbiology of vagina in concert with the original view of a contagious disease. No doubt, those studies like the present one by Haggerty et al.(3), discussed by Hay (4),have expanded our...

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