An update on management of Bacterial Vaginosis
Mr Pranab Kumar Sarkar
Introduction Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) represents one of the most common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge in women of reproductive age. BV is probably twice as common as candidosis. In the UK, the true prevalence of the condition is not clearly known as many women with BV may remain asymptomatic. An overall prevalence of 28-30% has been reported for women aged between 14 and 49 years attending GP clinics and GUM clinics and presenting with vaginal discharge (1).
In asymptomatic women, the reported prevalence of BV is 7 % and 15% in GP clinic and in GM clinic attenders respectively. The condition is frequently associated with a high-risk of recurrence despite currently recommended treatment (2).