Lactobacillus vaginal microbiota of women attending a reproductive health care service in Benin city, Nigeria.

@article{Anukam2006LactobacillusVM,
  title={Lactobacillus vaginal microbiota of women attending a reproductive health care service in Benin city, Nigeria.},
  author={Kingsley C. Anukam and Emmanuel O. Osazuwa and Ijeoma I Ahonkhai and Gregor Reid},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={
          59-62
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine whether Lactobacillus species found in African women differ substantially to those of white decent, described in previous studies. The vaginal microbiota play an important role in female health, and when the naturally dominant lactobacilli are displaced resulting in bacterial vaginosis (BV), the host is more at risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. METHODS Vaginal samples were collected from 241 healthy… CONTINUE READING
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