Changes in the vaginal microenvironment with metronidazole treatment for bacterial vaginosis in early pregnancy.

  • Mitchell C
  • Balkus J
  • Agnew K
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Abstract

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is associated with preterm delivery, but there is little evidence that treatment improves pregnancy outcomes. We examined whether oral or vaginal metronidazole treatment for BV in early pregnancy was more effective in restoring the normal vaginal environment.

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  • Administration, Intravaginal
  • Administration, Oral
  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents: administration & dosage
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Metronidazole
  • Metronidazole: administration & dosage
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious: drug therapy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious: microbiology
  • Pregnancy Trimester, First
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vagina
  • Vagina: microbiology
  • Vaginosis, Bacterial
  • Vaginosis, Bacterial: drug therapy
  • Vaginosis, Bacterial: microbiology
  • Young Adult

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Authors

  • Caroline Mitchell

  • Jennifer Balkus

  • Kathy Agnew

  • Richard Lawler

  • Jane Hitti

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