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- Bacterial vaginosis
- vaginal discharge
- infectious diseases
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is one of the most common vaginal disorders in women of reproductive age and has been linked to increased risks of preterm labour in pregnant women, HIV and postoperative infections and inflammatory pelvic disease.1 Studies performed in different countries around the world showed that the prevalence of BV varies with geographical location, socioeconomic status and race.1 Data regarding the prevalence of BV in Portugal are almost non-existent, being limited to a paper …
Funding This work was supported by European Union funds (FEDER/COMPETE) and by national funds (FCT) under the project with reference FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-008991 (PTDC/BIA-MIC/098228/2008).
Competing interests None.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
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