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Microbiology - Vaginosis vs Vaginitis
Mobeen Syed, MD - 2018-09-24 17:51:23


  • “Vaginosis” and “Vaginitis” are broad terms indicating any disease process of the vagina caused by or leading to infection, inflammation, or changes in the normal vaginal flora.
  • The difference between vaginitis and vaginosis is the presence (vaginitis) or absence (vaginosis) of inflammation.
  • The most common symptoms of vaginitis/vaginosis are vaginal discharge, odor, itching, burning, or pain.
  • The most common causes of vaginitis/vaginosis are bacterial vaginosis (BV), vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), and trichomoniasis.