Bacterial vaginosis


  • A clinical syndrome characterised by a loss of vaginal Lactobacilli, and increased numbers of diverse anaerobic bacteria including Gardnerella vaginalis, Atopobium vaginae, Mobiluncus spp, Prevotella spp and other bacterial vaginosis (BV)-associated bacteria.
  • This change is accompanied by a rise in vaginal pH and increased amines which can produce an odour.
  • The sequence of events leading to the shift in the vaginal microbiome is unclear