Bacterial vaginosis: An overview

  • R N Mokwele Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • B S Ndzamba Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • Natalie Schellack Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Keywords: bacterial vaginosis, biofilm, anaerobes, metronidazole, clindamycin

Abstract

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a commonly-occurring and well-studied cause of vaginal discharge. It is characterised by typical and unsettling symptoms, with an array of risk factors and complications associated with the condition. Treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms and preventing any further complications or infections. This paper is intended to provide a review of recent information on the pathophysiology, an overview of the clinical presentation, complications and treatment of bacterial vaginosis.

Author Biographies

R N Mokwele, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
BPharm, Division of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
B S Ndzamba, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
BPharm, Division of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Natalie Schellack, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
BCur, BPharm, PhD (Pharmacy), Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Published
2019-03-27
Section
Reviews