n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Urogenital infections and probiotics : advertorial




Extracted from text ... 69 SAJOG Background It has been estimated that annually one billion women around the world suffer from non-sexually transmitted urogenital infections, which include bacterial vaginosis, yeast vaginitis and lower urinary tract infections1. Although the initial response of the majority of patients to antibiotic treatment or anti-fungal therapies is positive, the recurrence rate is generally high. These infections remain a serious medical problem, particularly because they increase the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, and can lead to preterm birth2. Although a number of reasons for the high incidence of these infections can be identified (sexual practices, excessive ..


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