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Miller JM: Handbook of specimen collection and handling in microbiology, CDC laboratory manual, Atlanta, 1985, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Morris AJ, Wilson SJ, Marx CE, et al: Clinical impact of bacteria and fungi recovered only from broth cultures, J Clin Microbiol 33:161-165.

National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards: Abbreviated identification of bacteria and yeast; Approved guideline M35-A, Wayne, Pa, 2002, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards.

Pezzlo M: Specimen collection: the role of the clinical microbiologist. Clinical microbiology updates 3:1, Somerville, NJ, 1991, Hoechst-Roussel Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Thomson RB Jr, Miller JM: Specimen collection, transport, and processing: bacteriology. In Murray PR, Baron EJ, Jorgensen JH, et al, editors: Manual of clinical microbiology, ed 8, Washington, DC, 2003, ASM Press.

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Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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