A longitudinal follow-up of bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy.

  title={A longitudinal follow-up of bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy.},
  author={J-J Platz-Christensen and Peter Pernevi and Bj\orn M Hagmar and Eva Lotta Andersson and Ake Brandberg and N. Wiqvist},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  volume={72 2},
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) has been considered by many investigators to be a risk factor for preterm labor. We have followed vaginal pH and the persistence of clue cells in Papanicolaou stained smears in 119 pregnant women during the course of pregnancy. Of 19 patients with clue cells in their smears during the first trimester, 11 (58%) still had clue cells at the second visit during the third trimester. Of the 100 patients without clue cells during their first trimester, none exhibited clue… CONTINUE READING