Atopobium vaginae

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Atopobium vaginae

Atopobium vaginae image from New Medical Terms

Atopobium vaginae Left panel, high power microscopy of bacteria; right panel, high power macroscopy of colony. Image from Laborgemeinshaft 2016

MICROBIOLOGY

A recently described gram-positive rod-shaped or elliptical anaerobic bacterium that is a normal commensal organism of the vagina and the attributable cause of 50% to 80% of cases of bacterial vaginosis.

Management Clindamycin

References BMC Infectious Diseases 2006, 6:51 doi:10.1186/1471-2334-6-51
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3362959/

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