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Specific vaginal bacteria linked to heightened risk for chlamydia infection, STIs

October 4, 2017

Women with vaginal microbiota predominantly populated with Lactobacillus iners are more likely to acquire a Chlamydia trachomatis infection and other sexually transmitted infections, according to a study published in Sexually Transmitted Infections.

“Microbial communities in the vagina are thought to play a protective role against colonization by pathogens responsible for bacterial vaginosis urinary tract infections and STIs among others,” Robin van Houdt, PhD, from the department of medical microbiology and infection control at VU Medical Center in Amsterdam, and colleagues wrote. “Alterations in the composition and structure of vaginal bacterial communities may disturb the homeostasis of the vaginal environment, diminishing the defensive capacities thus increasing host susceptibility to vaginal infections.”

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