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Prevalence of and risk factors for abnormal vaginal flora and its association with adverse pregnancy outcomes in a rural district in north-east Bangladesh.

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PubMed ID: 30346023

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Baqui AH, Lee ACC, Koffi AK, Khanam R, Mitra DK, Dasgupta SK, Uddin J, Ahmed P, Rafiqullah I, Rahman M, Quaiyum A, Koumans EH, Christian P, Saha SK, Mullany LC, Labrique A

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. Mar 2019. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13492

COMMENT: In this work the authors report the risk factors for abnormal vaginal flora (AVF) and association of persistent AVF with adverse perinatal outcomes.

These are their main conclusions:

Lower economic and educational status of women were associated with increased risk of AVF.

In this study in Sylhet District, Bangladesh, rates of AVF and persistent AVF were high and persistent AVF was associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, with an especially high associated risk for late miscarriage.

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