Sex Transm Dis 2021 May 14. Epub 2021 May 14.
Epidemiology Branch A3-05, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA Femeris Women's Health Research Center, Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, A Division of Genesis Biotechnology Group, Hamilton, New Jersey, USA Biostatics and Computational Biology Branch A3-05, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA Current address: Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Biotechnology, Jefferson College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, 130 S. 9 St., Philadelphia, PA 19017, USA Current address: Merck, 770 Sumneytown Pike, West Point, PA 19486.
Background: Reproductive tract infections are hypothesized to influence uterine fibroid development, yet few studies have investigated the common condition of bacterial vaginosis (BV). Literature is currently limited to data using self-report of BV.
Methods: We conducted a nested case-control study of 200 women (100 cases and 100 controls) from a large study of 23-35 year-old African-American women 1,310 of whom were fibroid free and prospectively followed for 5 years to identify incident fibroids with standardized ultrasound examinations. Read More