Gardnerella vaginalis


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Gard·ner·el·la va·gi·na·lis

a species that is an etiologic agent of bacterial vaginosis in humans.

Gardnerella vaginalis

[gärd′nərel′ə]
Etymology: Herman L. Gardner, twentieth-century American bacteriologist; L, vagina, sheath
a genus of rod-shaped gram-negative bacteria normally found in the female genital tract. The bacteria, formerly identified as Haemophilus vaginalis, may also be a marker for bacterial vaginosis.

Gard·ner·el·la va·gi·na·lis

(gahrd-nĕr-el'ă vaj-i-nā'lis)
A species that is a contributor to bacterial vaginosis.

Gardnerella vaginalis

An organism commonly infecting the vagina and giving rise to an irritating vaginal inflammation with a thin discharge having a fishy odour when in contact with alkali (‘whiff test’). The organism is transmitted sexually and the condition is treated with metronidazole.
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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).
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001) and a lower incidence of Gardnerella vaginalis infection (3.
72, May 2006, reaffirmed 2008) to classify molecular tests as either recommended (Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, herpes simplex virus) or not recommended (Candida species and subspecies, Gardnerella vaginalis, staphylococcus, streptococcus, enterococcus, cytomegalovirus, and others) for use in this setting.
In a study carried out in Abidjan, Cote d Ivoire, it has been observed that the most frequent microbial species found in infectious leukorrhea are Gardnerella vaginalis (47%), Candida albicans (29.
Utility of Amsel criteria, Nugent's score and quantitative PCR for Gardnerella vaginalis, Mycoplasma hominis and Lactobacillus spp.
3,4) Although the most common micro-organisms associated with preterm birth are Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma hominis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Bacteroides species, Mobiluncus curtsii and a variety of anaerobic species, some studies have suggested that infection with Trichomonas vaginalis may increase the risk of preterm birth.