Detection of hydrogen peroxide-producing Lactobacillus species in the vagina: a comparison of culture and quantitative PCR among HIV-1 seropositive women Full Text
BMC Infectious Diseases, 08/17/2012
Balkus JE et al. – Among HIV–1 seropositive women, there was a moderate level of concordance between of H2O2–producing Lactobacillus detected by culture and the presence of L. crispatus and/or L. jensenii by qPCR. However, one–quarter of samples with growth of H2O2–producing lactobacilli did not have L. crispatus or L. jensenii detected by qPCR. This discordance may be due to the presence of other H2O2–producing Lactobacillus species.