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A marked derangement of the normal vaginal flora characterizes bacterial vaginosis, the most prevalent vaginal disease of women in the child-bearing years. Vulvovaginal candidiasis often occurs as a result of antibacterial therapy suppressing normal vaginal flora, but many other cases arise for unknown reasons. Toxic shock syndrome is caused by certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus whose exotoxins are absorbed into the bloodstream, causing the massive release of cytokines responsible for shock.

■ Why was the incidence of toxic shock syndrome higher in menstruating women than in other people during the early 1980s?

■ Why is puerperal fever not regarded as a venereal disease? What spreads the disease? _= ■••■ -■_

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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  • Erica
    Why is puerperal fever not regarded as a sexually transmitted disease What spreads the disease?
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