Definition: The only species in the genus GARDNERELLA, and previously classed as Haemophilus vaginalis. This bacterium, also isolated from the female genital tract of healthy women, is implicated in the cause of bacterial vaginosis (VAGINOSIS, BACTERIAL). It occasionally causes postpartum bacteremia and bacteremia following a transurethral resection of the prostate.
infection: coord IM with BACTERIAL INFECTIONS (IM) but consider also IM with VAGINOSIS, BACTERIAL (IM)
Other names Haemophilus vaginalis; Hemophilus vaginalis; Corynebacterium vaginale
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