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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000001

Relationship of Selected Bacterial Vaginosis–Associated Bacteria to Nugent Score Bacterial Vaginosis Among Urban Women Early in Pregnancy

Nelson, Deborah B. PhD*†; Komaroff, Eugene; Nachamkin, Irving; Haggerty, Catherine L.§; Dibble, LaVette; Mastrogiannis, Dimitrios*; Liu, Congzhou; David, Fredricks N.

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Abstract: Among urban, primarily African American pregnant women, 74% were identified with Nugent score bacterial vaginosis (BV). All BV-associated bacteria were more prevalent among women with Nugent score BV. Bacterial vaginosis–associated bacteria 3 (BVAB3) had the highest positive predictive value, whereas Gardnerella vaginalis and Atopobium spp. had the highest sensitivity. Atopobium spp. levels had the most significant area under the curve.

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