• Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is one of the most common & serious type of vaginal infections
with a prevalence of 20% in women of reproductive age.
• BV has a strong impact on quality of life due to bothersome symptoms
and can even lead to miscarriage during pregnancy.
• The main risk factors are genetic predispositions, menstruations, pregnancy, sexual activity, or the use of antibiotics.
Metronidazole, the gold standard treatment for BV is associated with more than 50% relapses.
Bacterial vaginosis is characterized by an unbalance of the healthy Lactobacilli in favor of the pathogen strain Gardnerella vaginalis associated with a pH increase (pH>5).
Even if in some cases BV is asymptomatic, when the symptoms are present, they strongly impact women's quality of life:
Unpleasant vaginal fish-like odour
Debilitating vaginal discharge:
thin, watery, white or grey discharge