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Bacterial vaginosis: when the equilibrium of the microbiota is destabilized

A few days before the development of this bacterial infection, the composition of the vaginal flora is thought to change: lactobacilli, which maintain its equilibrium, disappear gradually in favor of pathogenic bacteria initially present in the vaginal flora.   Bacterial vaginosis is a co...

Wet bottom: koalas decimated by bacteria

Chlamydia infections have been decimating Australian populations of koalas for several years. But other bacteria could be involved.   “Wet bottom” counts as one of the most serious threats hanging over koalas. Although the name may appear harmless, in reality it is a fatal disease which h...

Tobacco, gynecological troublemaker

Tobacco consumption modifies both the flora and the metabolites of the vagina. These changes live women open to an increased risk of urogenital infections and of developing unpleasant odors.   Smoking kills… vaginal microbiota diversity. Women who smoke display an imbalance of their intim...
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