Amine content of vaginal fluid from untreated and treated patients with nonspecific vaginitis.

@article{Chen1979AmineCO,
  title={Amine content of vaginal fluid from untreated and treated patients with nonspecific vaginitis.},
  author={Kirk Chen and P S Forsyth and Tom Buchanan and King K. Holmes},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1979},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={828-35}
}
We examined the vaginal washings from patients with nonspecific vaginitis (NSV) to seek biochemical markers and possible explanations for the signs and symptoms of this syndrome. Seven amines were identified including methylamine, isobutylamine, putrescine, cadaverine, histamine, tyramine, and phenethylamine. These amines may contribute to the symptoms of NSV and may contribute to the elevated pH of the vaginal discharge. They may also be partly responsible for the "fishy" odor that is… CONTINUE READING

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