Gardnerella


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Gardnerella

 [gahrd″ner-el´ah]
a genus of gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria having one species, G. vagina´lis (formerly called Haemophilus vaginalis). It is found in the normal female genital tract and is the causative organism for nonspecific vaginitis. Gardnerella infection is one of the most common and most contagious of the sexually transmitted diseases and is thought to be in association with infections by anaerobic organisms. The major symptom is increased vaginal discharge that is thin and gray, has a fishy odor, and has a pH between 5 and 5.5. There usually is no itching or sign of mucosal irritation since the organism does not invade the vaginal mucosa; if such symptoms do occur, it suggests that a concomitant infection is present. Treatment is with metronidazole (Flagyl). The sexual partner should be treated concurrently if reinfection is to be avoided.

Gardnerella

(gărd'nĕr-el'ă),
A genus of facultatively anaerobic, oxidase- and catalase-negative, non-spore-forming, nonencapsulated, nonmotile, pleomorphic bacteria with gram-variable rods.

Gard·ner·el·la

(gahrd-nĕr-el'ă)
A genus of facultatively anaerobic, oxidase- and catalase-negative, non-spore-forming, nonencapsulated, nonmotile, pleomorphic bacteria with gram-variable rods.
References in periodicals archive ?
faecium (1 alarm), Gardnerella vaginalis (1 alarm), Haemophilusparahaemolyticus (1 alarm), Moraxella catarrhalis (1 alarm), Raoultella ornithinolytica (1 alarm), Staphylococcus capitis (1 alarm), Staphylococcus gallolyticus (1 alarm), Staphylococcus hominis (1 alarm), and Staphylococcus saprophyticus (1 alarm).
32,33) Amphora also shows activity against many of the organisms associated with bacterial vaginosis, including Gardnerella vaginalis (32,34) Importantly, it does not affect the beneficial lactobacilli which populate the healthy human vagina.
holmesii, Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Table 1).
Group IV included a diversity of anaerobic species such as Prevotella and Gardnerella.
It has been shown, for instance, that patients with recurrent bacterial vaginosis have Gardnerella vaginalis--generated biofilms that house the bacteria and keep it from being adequately penetrated by white blood cells or antibiotics.
Options: Gardnerella vaginalis, Mycobacterium leprae, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium ulcerans, Mycoplasma peumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, other
The INFINITI[R] Resolve QUAD Assay individually identifies Gardnerella vaginalis, Mobiluncus spp.
Gardnerella vaginalis causes cytokine release in human monocyte-like cells.
concomitant increase in anaerobic organisms, like Gardnerella vaginalis.
BV, Gardnerella vajinalis, mikoplazma hominis ve bazi diger anaerobik mikroorganizmalarin asiri cogalarak, laktobasil sayisinda azalmaya neden oldugu polimikrobiyal bir infeksiyondur.
001) and a lower incidence of Gardnerella vaginalis infection (3.