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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 Jul;74(14):4539-42. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00284-08. Epub 2008 May 23.

Analysis of vaginal lactobacilli from healthy and infected Brazilian women.

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  • 1Departamento de Análises Clínicas, Toxicológicas e Bromatológicas, Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

Abstract

Culture-dependent PCR-amplified rRNA gene restriction analysis and culture-independent (PCR-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis) methodologies were used to examine vaginal lactobacilli from Brazilian women who were healthy or had been diagnosed with vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) or bacterial vaginosis. Only Lactobacillus crispatus was detected accordingly by both methods, and H(2)O(2)-producing lactobacilli were not associated with protection against VVC.

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18502927
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PMC2493183
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