Differences in vaginal microbiome in African American women versus women of European ancestry.

@article{Fettweis2014DifferencesIV,
  title={Differences in vaginal microbiome in African American women versus women of European ancestry.},
  author={Jennifer M. Fettweis and J. Paul Brooks and Myrna G. Serrano and Nihar U. Sheth and Philippe H Girerd and David J Edwards and Jerome F Strauss and The Vaginal Microbiome Consortium and Kimberly K Jefferson and Gregory A. Buck},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={160 Pt 10},
  pages={2272-2282}
}
Women of European ancestry are more likely to harbour a Lactobacillus-dominated microbiome, whereas African American women are more likely to exhibit a diverse microbial profile. African American women are also twice as likely to be diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and are twice as likely to experience preterm birth. The objective of this study was to further characterize and contrast the vaginal microbial profiles in African American versus European ancestry women. Through the Vaginal Human… CONTINUE READING

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