Amsel criteria

Amsel criteria

(am'sĕl),
criteria for clinical diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis; the diagnosis is made if three of the following four criteria are positive: homogeneous discharge, pH 4.8 or higher, presence of clue cells, and amine odor with the application of KOH to the discharge.

Amsel criteria

A clinical method for diagnosing bacterial vaginosis, which is regarded as positive if 3+ of 4 characteristics are seen:
• Homogenous appearance of discharge;
• pH > 4.5;
• Fishy amine odour on adding potassium hydroxide;
• Clue cells.

Am·sel cri·te·ria

(am'sel krī-tēr'ē-ă)
Findings necessary for clinical diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis; the diagnosis is made if three of the following four criteria are positive: homogeneous discharge, 4.8 pH or higher, presence of clue cells, and amine odor with the application of potassium hydroxide to the discharge.
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Five hundred forty-four women (mean age, 33 years) with bacterial vaginosis diagnosed by the Amsel criteria or the Nugent scoring system were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, 2 oral capsules per day of the combination of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 (GR-1/RC-14; more than 109 colony-forming units of each strain per capsule) or placebo for 6 weeks.
The 10 who returned for a checkup 1 month later were in remission, with no symptoms, no clue cells, a negative amine test result, and no more than one of four Amsel criteria.
The current diagnosis of BV is defined by the presence of at least 3 of the 4 Amsel criteria and subject-reported symptoms consistent with BV.
Utility of Amsel criteria, Nugent's score and quantitative PCR for Gardnerella vaginalis, Mycoplasma hominis and Lactobacillus spp.
Inclusion criteria included women aged 15-30 years who met at least three out of four Amsel criteria for BV.
Clinical cure was defined as improving from three or more Amsel criteria for BV to fewer than three criteria.
All patients had severe BV, defined by clinical Amsel criteria and a Nugent's score of at least 4.
Diagnosis of BV was based on the presence of three out of four Amsel criteria.
The refractory condition is more rare, occurring in an estimated 10%-20% of women with BV in studies that use Amsel criteria to define clinical failure.
A total of 115 participants achieved a clinical cure according to Amsel criteria at some point in the study.