Vaginitis among Pregnant Women in Southern Provinces of Palestine
Shada Abu Turky
Manar Abu Rajab
Al-Quds University - Deanship of Scientific Research
Background: Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that can lead to discharge. The cause is usually a change in the balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. The most common types of vaginitis are bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection. The former results from an overgrowth of bacteria that are naturally present in the vagina and upsetting the natural balance. Yeast infections are usually caused by a naturally occurring fungus called Candida albicans. The prevalence of vaginitis varies between countries and within the same country, and to our knowledge, no data is available for vaginitis in Southern Palestine.