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Cervicovaginal microbiota: a marker for persistent papillomavirus infection?

A recent study has shown that certain bacteria are associated with persistent HPV infection and that immunosuppressive factors may be involved in the host-pathogen interaction within the cervicovaginal microenvironment.   Persistent infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) is a...
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Vaginal microbiota: a marker for papillomavirus progression?

The presence of Gardnerella in the cervicovaginal microbiota of women with high-risk oncogenic papillomavirus may indicate an increase in microbial diversity and predict progression towards precancerous lesions.   The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infe...
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A gene catalog for the vaginal microbiota

A catalog of all vaginal bacterial species and their gene function is now available. This public resource will facilitate the work of researchers and provide a better understanding of the role played by vaginal microorganisms in women’s health.   By 2003, the complete human genome had bee...
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Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis, the most common gynecological disease, has a considerable effect on women’s quality of life. It is the result of an imbalance in the vaginal flora that can be regulated through the use of probiotics.
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Vaginal yeast infection

Vaginal yeast infection, a common fungal infection of the vulva and vagina, seems to be more likely to occur if the balance of the vaginal microbiota is disrupted. Treatment is increasingly directed towards the use of probiotics.
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