Rgure 6-5 Gram stains of direct smears showing squamous cells and bacteria (A), proteinaceous debris alone (B), and proteinaceous debris with polymorphonuclear leukocytes and bacteria (C).

maximize detection. Mycobacteria are the most commonly encountered acid-fast bacteria, typified by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the etiologic agent of tuberculosis. Bacteria lacking cell walls fortified with mycolic acids cannot resist decolorization with acid alcohol and

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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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