Definition and classification of abnormal vaginal flora.

  title={Definition and classification of abnormal vaginal flora.},
  author={Gilbert G G Donders},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={21 3},
Studying the vaginal microflora is not only fascinating, with many discoveries to be made, it is also a very practical way to help women get rid of bothersome and sometimes dangerous infections. Gram-stained vaginal preparations, Pap smears, specific cultures, and nucleic acid detection techniques can be used to diagnose the constituents of the vaginal flora, but in trained hands office-based microscopy of a fresh vaginal smear, preferably using a x400 magnification phase-contrast microscope… CONTINUE READING

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