Bacterial vaginosis continues to be a leading cause of vaginitis; other common infectious causes include trichomoniasis and candidiasis, although noninfectious causes are also possible.
Affects all age groups of women, particularly during their reproductive years. Black women are most commonly affected.
Common symptoms include discharge, pruritus, and dyspareunia.
It is recommended to screen for STDs in all patients with infective vaginitis.
Sexual partners of patients with Trichomonas vaginalis should be treated and offered screening for other STDs.