Cervicovaginal cytokines, sialidase activity and bacterial load in reproductive-aged women with intermediate vaginal flora.

@article{SantosGreatti2016CervicovaginalCS,
  title={Cervicovaginal cytokines, sialidase activity and bacterial load in reproductive-aged women with intermediate vaginal flora.},
  author={Mariana Morena de Vieira Santos-Greatti and M{\'a}rcia Guimar{\~a}es da Silva and Carolina Sanit{\'a} Tafner Ferreira and Camila Marconi},
  journal={Journal of reproductive immunology},
  year={2016},
  volume={118},
  pages={36-41}
}
Studies have shown that not only bacterial vaginosis, but also intermediate vaginal flora has deleterious effects for women's reproductive health. However, literature still lacks information about microbiological and immunological aspects of intermediate flora. OBJECTIVE To characterize intermediate flora regarding levels of Interleukin (IL)-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra), IL-10, sialidase; loads of Gardnerella vaginalis, total… CONTINUE READING