Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2001; 3(2):190-194
Criteria for the evaluation of vaginal biocenosis developed in the Research Center of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (Moscow, Russia) are presented. According to these criteria the microbiological diagnostic of opportunistic vaginal infections includes: 1) exclusion of the STDs, 2) Gram stain of vaginal smear (vaginal epithelium, leucocytes and microorganisms are evaluated), 3) culture of vaginal discharge. Criteria for normal biocenosis, bacterial vaginosis, vaginal candidosis, non-specific vaginitis, vaginal atrophy are given.