Humoral antibody to Mobiluncus curtisii, a potential serological marker for bacterial vaginosis.

  title={Humoral antibody to Mobiluncus curtisii, a potential serological marker for bacterial vaginosis.},
  author={J. Schwebke and S. Morgan and S. Hillier},
  journal={Clinical and diagnostic laboratory immunology},
  volume={3 5},
  • J. Schwebke, S. Morgan, S. Hillier
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Clinical and diagnostic laboratory immunology
  • While bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a polymicrobial syndrome, Mobiluncus spp. are the organisms most highly associated with this condition. It is possible that serum antibody to Mobiluncus spp. could be used as a serological marker for BV. Using immunofluorescence techniques, we studied the prevalence of antibody to M. curtisii among three cohorts-pregnant women, pediatric patients, and sexually inexperienced women. The prevalence of antibody in each of these three groups was 75, 6, and 0… CONTINUE READING
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