Atopobium vaginae

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Atopobium vaginae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Class: Actinobacteria
Order: Coriobacteriales
Family: Coriobacteriaceae
Genus: Atopobium
Binomial name
Atopobium vaginae
Rodriguez Jovita et al. 1999

Atopobium vaginae is a species of bacteria in the genus of Actinobacteria, in the family Coriobacteriaceae. It is a facultative anaerobic, Gram-positive rod-shaped or elliptical coccobacilli found as single elements or in pairs or short chains.[1] It is typically isolated from 80% of women with bacterial vaginosis and it is implicated in treatment failures.[2][3]


  1. ^ Jovita, M. R.; Collins, M. D.; Sjoden, B.; Falsen, E. (1999). "Characterization of a novel Atopobium isolate from the human vagina: description of Atopobium vaginae sp. nov". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 49 (4): 1573–1576. doi:10.1099/00207713-49-4-1573. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 10555338. 
  2. ^ Mastromarino, Paola; Vitali, Beatrice; Mosca, Luciana (2013). "Bacterial vaginosis: a review on clinical trials with probiotics" (PDF). New Microbiologica. 36: 229–238. PMID 23912864. 
  3. ^ Polatti, Franco (2012). "Bacterial Vaginosis, Atopobium vaginae and Nifuratel". Current Clinical Pharmacology. 7 (1): 36–40. doi:10.2174/157488412799218824. ISSN 1574-8847. PMC 3362959Freely accessible. PMID 22082330. 

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