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Journal of Medicine and Life Science 2009;6(4):252-254.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22730/jmls.2009.6.4.252    Published online September 30, 2009.
폐경기 여성호르몬 치료가 질내 정상세균총에 미치는 영향
이근화1, 박다회1, 김영리2, 박철민3, 김성엽3
1제주대학교 의학전문대학원 미생물학교실
2제주대학교 의과대학 진단검사의학교실
3대학교 의학전문대학원 산부인과학교실
The effects of estrogen on normal menopausal vaginal flora
Keun-Hwa Lee1, Da-Hee Park1, Young Ree Kim2, Chul Min Park3, Sung yob kim3
1Departments of Microbiolgy, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
2Departments of Laboratory Medicine, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
3Departments of, obstetric and Gynecology, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
Correspondence:  Sung yob kim, Email: kimsy@jejunu.8C.k
A study was conducted to determine the effects of estrogen on vaginal flora. Ten postmenopausal women (57-73 years of age) participated in the study, Vaginal fIora were evaluated before treatment and after receiving estrogen(2 mg/day) for 2months. Prior to treatment, 4 lactobacilli were found in vaginal cultures, whereas after 2 months of treatment, 12 lactobacilli were found in vaginal flora. No side effects were reported. Estrogen has the potential to be highly useful for restoring the vaginal normal flora.
Key Words: Estrogen; Hormone-replacement therapy; Bacterial vaginosis; normal menopausal vagina flora
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