Temporal variability of human vaginal bacteria and relationship with bacterial vaginosis.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


PloS one, Volume 5, Issue 4, p.e10197 (2010)


2010, Center-Authored Paper, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division


Little is known about short-term bacterial fluctuations in the human vagina. This study used PCR to assess the variability in concentrations of key vaginal bacteria in healthy women and the immediate response to antibiotic treatment in women with bacterial vaginosis (BV).