Gardnerella or Gardnerella Vaginalis
is an infection in the vagina caused by bacteria of the Gardnerella Vaginalis
strain, often in combination with various anaerobic bacteria. This bacterial strain, "Gardnerella Vaginalis
" is also
the cause of "bacterial vaginosis" or "BV."
infection caused by Gardnerella often produces a gray or yellow discharge
with a "fishy" vaginal
odor that increases after washing the vulvovaginal area
with alkaline soaps.