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Subclinical iron deficiency is a strong predictor of bacterial vaginosis in early pregnancy

Hans Verstraelen1*, Joris Delanghe2, Kristien Roelens1, Stijn Blot3, Geert Claeys2 and Marleen Temmerman1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium

2 Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium

3 Department of Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium

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BMC Infectious Diseases 2005, 5:55  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-5-55

Published: 6 July 2005

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