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BACTERIAL VAGINOSISDefinition:The term bacterial vaginosis refers to the intricate changes of vaginal bacterial flora with a loss of lactobacilli, an increase in vaginal pH (pH > 4.5), and an increase in multiple anaerobic and aerobic bacteria.The concentration of anaerobic pathogens (Bacteroides sp, Peptostreptococcus sp, Gardnerella vaginalis, Prevotella, genital mycoplasmas and G. mobiluncus) increases tenfold to a hundredfold. Bacterial vaginosis represents 60% of all vulvovaginal infections. Risk factorsSTDsMultiple sexual partnersUse of an intrauterine device (IUD).Douching

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