Aerobic vaginitis is a syndrome due to the alteration of the vaginal biota with different bacterial, clinical and immunological characteristics with respect to the classic form of vaginitis. From a clinical point of view the infection is characterized by the presence of yellowish, bad-smelling secretions, redness, itching, congestion of the vaginal mucosa and different levels of dyspareunia, toxic leucocytes and parabasal epitheliocytes, negative KOH test, and raised vaginal pH.We studied 243 pregnant women between the 16th and the 39th week of gestation who all underwent a vaginal swab and antibiogram. The presence of aerobic vaginitis was found in 147 pregnant women who then underwent pharmacological therapy together with their partners.Aerobic vaginitis is one of those diseases that is prevalently transmitted by sexual contact and if it is not diagnosed and treated early, during pregnancy can place the health of both the mother and the fetus at risk as it is associated with preterm birth, pPROM and chorioamnionitis.It is therefore very important diagnosing it early and treating with a correct pharmacological therapy that, as can be seen from our study, reduces the adverse effects associated with these types of infections.

Aerobic Vaginitis during Pregnancy

CARBONARO, Antonio;
2013

Abstract

Aerobic vaginitis is a syndrome due to the alteration of the vaginal biota with different bacterial, clinical and immunological characteristics with respect to the classic form of vaginitis. From a clinical point of view the infection is characterized by the presence of yellowish, bad-smelling secretions, redness, itching, congestion of the vaginal mucosa and different levels of dyspareunia, toxic leucocytes and parabasal epitheliocytes, negative KOH test, and raised vaginal pH.We studied 243 pregnant women between the 16th and the 39th week of gestation who all underwent a vaginal swab and antibiogram. The presence of aerobic vaginitis was found in 147 pregnant women who then underwent pharmacological therapy together with their partners.Aerobic vaginitis is one of those diseases that is prevalently transmitted by sexual contact and if it is not diagnosed and treated early, during pregnancy can place the health of both the mother and the fetus at risk as it is associated with preterm birth, pPROM and chorioamnionitis.It is therefore very important diagnosing it early and treating with a correct pharmacological therapy that, as can be seen from our study, reduces the adverse effects associated with these types of infections.
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