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Título: The role of lactobacilli and probiotics in maintaining vaginal health
Autor: Borges, Sandra
Silva, Joana
Teixeira, Paula
Palavras-chave: Urogenital tract
Lactobacilli
Vaginal microbiota
Probiotics
Data: 2014
Citação: BORGES, Sandra ; SILVA, Joana ; TEIXEIRA, Paula - The role of lactobacilli and probiotics in maintaining vaginal health. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. ISSN 1432-0711 . Vol. 289, n.º 3 (2014), p. 479–489
Resumo: Background The vaginal microbiota of healthy women consists typically of a diversity of anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms. Lactobacilli are the most prevalent and often numerically dominant microorganisms and are relevant as a barrier to infection. The capacity of lactobacilli to adhere and compete for adhesion sites in the vaginal epithelium and the capacity to produce antimicrobial compounds (hydrogen peroxide, lactic acid, bacteriocin-like substances), are important in the impairment of colonization by pathogens. Objective This review summarizes the role of lactic acid bacteria in preventing illness of the host, including bacterial vaginosis, yeast vaginitis, urinary tract infection and sexually transmitted diseases. Conclusions The administration of probiotics that colonize the vaginal tract can be important in maintaining a normal urogenital health and also to prevent or treat infections.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.14/17606
Aparece nas colecções:CBQF - Artigos em revistas internacionais com Arbitragem / Papers in international journals with Peer-review



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