Relationship of Selected Bacterial Vaginosis–Associated Bacteria to Nugent Score Bacterial Vaginosis Among Urban Women Early in Pregnancy

§Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Sexually transmitted diseases (Impact Factor: 2.84). 09/2013; 40(9):721-3. DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000001
Source: PubMed


Among urban, primarily African American pregnant women, 74% were identified with Nugent score bacterial vaginosis (BV). All BV-associated bacteria were more prevalent among women with Nugent score BV. Bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria 3 (BVAB3) had the highest positive predictive value, whereas Gardnerella vaginalis and Atopobium spp. had the highest sensitivity. Atopobium spp. levels had the most significant area under the curve. Copyright © 2013 American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association. All rights reserved.

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