Infectious Disease Compendium



Curved, gram negative anaerobes; includes M. curtisii and M. mulieri.

Epidemiologic Risks

Part of the human female genital tract with BV. 65 to 85% of women with BV have it and found in < 5% of healthy women


Part of the flora of bacterial vaginosis. Probably not. Genomics (PubMed) show that other organisms that are the curved gram negative rod seen in BV. The question is whether it is a cause or a marker of disease (PubMed)


Penicillin OR clindamycin OR erthythromycin OR amoxicillin all po.


Treat bacterial vaginosis with metronidazole and it will go away.

Last update: 05/05/18