How was bacterial vaginosis (BV) named?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Philippe H Girerd, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Bacterial vaginosis (BV), formerly known as nonspecific vaginitis, was named because bacteria are the etiologic agent in this infection and an associated inflammatory response is lacking.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!