Differences in the vaginal lactobacilli of postmenopausal women and influence of rectal lactobacilli.

@article{Petricevic2013DifferencesIT,
  title={Differences in the vaginal lactobacilli of postmenopausal women and influence of rectal lactobacilli.},
  author={Ljubomir Petricevic and Konrad J. Domig and Franz Joseph Nierscher and Michael J. Sandhofer and Iris Krondorfer and Wolfgang Kneifel and Herbert Kiss},
  journal={Climacteric : the journal of the International Menopause Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={356-61}
}
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to characterize the Lactobacillus spp. dominating the vaginal microbiota of healthy postmenopausal women and to determine the possible influence of rectal lactobacilli. METHODS Sixty postmenopausal women aged 55-65 years without clinical signs of vaginal infection not receiving hormone replacement therapy were included in this cross-sectional observational study. Based on Gram-stained smears, 30 women with a normal vaginal flora (Nugent score 0) were… CONTINUE READING