Association between BVAB1 and high Nugent scores among women with bacterial vaginosis

Christina A. Muzny, Imran R. Sunesara, Michael E. Griswold, Ranjit Kumar, Elliot J. Lefkowitz, Leandro A. Mena, Jane R. Schwebke, David H. Martin, Edwin Swiatlo

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Abstract

As part of a larger study using 454 pyrosequencing to investigate the vaginal microbiota of women with bacterial vaginosis (BV), we found an association between a novel BV-associated bacterium (BVAB1) and high Nugent scores and propose that BVAB1 is the curved Gram-negative rod traditionally identified as Mobiluncus spp. in vaginal Gram stains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-323
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume80
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • BVAB1
  • Mobiluncus
  • Nugent score

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Muzny, C. A., Sunesara, I. R., Griswold, M. E., Kumar, R., Lefkowitz, E. J., Mena, L. A., Schwebke, J. R., Martin, D. H., & Swiatlo, E. (2014). Association between BVAB1 and high Nugent scores among women with bacterial vaginosis. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 80(4), 321-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2014.09.008