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bacterial vaginosis

 

Definition: infection of the human vagina that may be caused by anaerobic bacteria, especially by Mobiluncus species or by Gardnerella vaginalis. Characterized by excessive, sometimes malodorous, discharge.

Synonym(s): Gardnerella vaginitis, nonspecific vaginitis

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