A longitudinal analysis of the vaginal microbiota and vaginal immune mediators in women from sub-Saharan Africa

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Jespers, Vicky; Kyongo, Jordan; Joseph, Sarah; Hardy, Liselotte; Cools, Piet; Crucitti, Tania; Mwaura, Mary; Ndayisaba, Gilles; Delany-Moretlwe, Sinead; Buyze, Jozefien; Vanham, Guido; van de Wijgert, Janneke HHM;
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group UK
  • Journal: volume 7issn: 2045-2322, eissn: 2045-2322
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5607244, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-12198-6
  • Subject: ASSOCIATIONS | Bacterial infection, Diagnostic markers, Laboratory techniques and procedures | Biology and Life Sciences | EXPRESSION | BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS | CYTOKINE BIOMARKERS | Medicine | CHEMOKINES | CONTRACEPTION | Article | Q | R | FEMALE GENITAL-TRACT | INNATE IMMUNITY | HIV | Science | Medicine and Health Sciences | MARKERS

Abstract In cross-sectional studies increased vaginal bacterial diversity has been associated with vaginal inflammation which can be detrimental for health. We describe longitudinal changes at 5 visits over 8 weeks in vaginal microbiota and immune mediators in African w... View more
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