alexa The role of lactobacilli and probiotics in maintaining vaginal health.
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Journal of Health Education Research & Development

Author(s): Borges S, Silva J, Teixeira P

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Abstract BACKGROUND: The vaginal microbiota of healthy women consists typically of a diversity of anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms. Lactobacilli are the most prevalent and often numerically dominant microorganisms and are relevant as a barrier to infection. The capacity of lactobacilli to adhere and compete for adhesion sites in the vaginal epithelium and the capacity to produce antimicrobial compounds (hydrogen peroxide, lactic acid, bacteriocin-like substances), are important in the impairment of colonization by pathogens. OBJECTIVE: This review summarizes the role of lactic acid bacteria in preventing illness of the host, including bacterial vaginosis, yeast vaginitis, urinary tract infection and sexually transmitted diseases. CONCLUSIONS: The administration of probiotics that colonize the vaginal tract can be important in maintaining a normal urogenital health and also to prevent or treat infections. This article was published in Arch Gynecol Obstet and referenced in Journal of Health Education Research & Development

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