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Antibacterial treatment of bacterial vaginosis: current and emerging therapies

Authors Menard JP

Published Date August 2011 Volume 2011:3 Pages 295—305

DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S23814

Published 23 August 2011

Jean-Pierre Menard
Pôle Enfance et Famille, Conseil Général du Val-de-Marne, Créteil, France

Abstract: Bacterial vaginosis is a common cause of malodorous vaginal discharge. It is also associated with sexually transmitted infections and adverse pregnancy outcomes. The magnitude of the gynecological and obstetrical consequences has stimulated therapeutic research and led to the testing of several therapies. The objective of this work is to present the currently available therapeutic strategies for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis and associated recommendations, and discuss the emerging therapies.

Keywords: bacterial vaginosis, treatment, emerging therapy

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