Vol 78, No 6 (2007)

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Aerobic vaginitis – diagnostic problems and treatment

Małgorzata Romanik, Anna Wojciechowska-Wieja, Gayane Martirosian
Ginekol Pol 2007;78(6).


The diagnostic criteria and treatment of aerobic vaginitis – AV – have been summarized in this review. An expansion of mixed aerobic microflora, especially Group B Streptococcus - GBS, Escherichia coli – E. coli, Enterococcus spp., and the development of inflammation of the vaginal mucous membrane due to a decreasing amount of Lactobacillus spp., have been observed in women with AV. Disruptions of the vaginal ecosystem during AV cause an increase in pH to >6, a decrease in lactates concentration and an increase in proinflammatory cytokines concentration in vaginal discharge. An optimal treatment scheme for AV, which includes antibacterial agents and simultaneously normalizes the vaginal ecosystem, has not been established until today.

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