The Lactobacillus flora in vagina and rectum of fertile and postmenopausal healthy Swedish women

@inproceedings{Gustafsson2011TheLF,
  title={The Lactobacillus flora in vagina and rectum of fertile and postmenopausal healthy Swedish women},
  author={Rita J. Gustafsson and Siv Ahrn{\'e} and Bengt W. Jeppsson and Cecilia Benoni and Crister Olsson and Martin Stjernquist and Bodil Ohlsson},
  booktitle={BMC women's health},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Lactobacillus species are the most often found inhabitants of vaginal ecosystem of fertile women. In postmenopausal women with low oestrogen levels, Lactobacillus flora is diminishing or absent. However, no studies have been performed to investigate the correlation between oestrogen levels and the lactobacilli in the gut. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relation in healthy women between vaginal and rectal microbial flora as well as possible variations with hormone… CONTINUE READING
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