Vaginal discharge unassociated with sexually transmitted infections in reproductive-aged women

Kovalyk V.P., Matushevskaya E.V., Vladimirova E.V.

Institute of Advanced Training, Federal Biomedical Agency of Russia
Abnormal vaginal discharge is one of the most common symptoms in women in outpatient practice. The purpose of this review is to combine the analysis of the results of current studies concerning vaginal microbiota and its disorders. The impaired vaginal microbiota composition leads to the degradation and depletion of the components of the mucosal protective barrier. The main causes of vaginal discharge in women are bacterial vaginosis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, and aerobic vaginitis. Current approaches to diagnosing and treating these diseases are considered.


vaginal discharge
bacterial vaginosis
vulvovaginal candidiasis
aerobic vaginitis


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Received 10.10.2018

Accepted 07.12.2018

About the Authors

Kovalyk, Vladimir P., PhD, Рrofessor of the Department of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology, Institute of Post-diploma Education.
125371, Russia, Moscow, Volokolamskoe sh. 91. Tel.: +79037904970 E-mail:
Matushevskaya, Elena V., MD, Рrofessor of the Department of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology, Institute of Post-diploma Education.
125371, Russia , Moscow, Volokolamskoe sh. 91. Tel.: +79165776354. Е-mail:
Vladimirova, Elena V., PhD, Head of the Department of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology, Institute of Post-diploma Education.
125371, Russia, Moscow, Volokolamskoe sh. 91. Tel.: +79859983577. Е-mail:

For citations: Kovalyk V.P., Matushevskaya E.V., Vladimirova E.V. Vaginal discharge unassociated with sexually transmitted infections in reproductive-aged women . Akusherstvo i Ginekologiya/Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018; (12): 171-76. (in Russian)

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