Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a disorder of the vagina ecosystem characterized by a shift in the vaginal flora from the normally predominant Lactobacilli, to one dominated by a mixed flora. It is the most common reason for abnormal vaginal discharge in adult women. 90% cases of bacterial vaginosis are caused by Gram negative pleomorphic organism Gardnerella vaginalis. Bacterial vaginosis is known to cause various complications including preterm labour, PROM, PPROM in pregnant women. In non pregnant women, complications include PID, endometritis, postoperative infections and infertility.
The aim of this study was to study the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in patients with white discharge attending gynaec OPD.