NATURAL ANTIMICROBIALS AND THEIR ROLE IN VAGINAL HEALTH: A SHORT REVIEW.

@article{Dover2008NATURALAA,
  title={NATURAL ANTIMICROBIALS AND THEIR ROLE IN VAGINAL HEALTH: A SHORT REVIEW.},
  author={Sara E. Dover and Alla A. Aroutcheva and Sebastian Faro and Michael L Chikindas},
  journal={International journal of probiotics & prebiotics},
  year={2008},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={
          219-230
        }
}
Lactobacillus species maintain the vaginal ecosystem in a healthy condition by production of antimicrobial substances. Depletion of lactobacilli in the vagina results in bacterial vaginosis (BV), where the normal flora is replaced by several bacterial pathogens, usually Gardnerella vaginalis and obligate anaerobes. BV may cause complications such as premature labor, low birth weight and increased risk of HIV acquisition. The currently recommended antibiotic treatments for BV are not always… CONTINUE READING

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