Characteristics of infection
Leptothrix (leptotrix) – microorganisms belonging to gram-negative anaerobic bacteria that live in various bodies of water, tap water and swimming pools. The identification of this microorganism in women – a serious reason to start taking measures to fight infection.
In men this disease is not diagnosed, often they are only carriers. When detected in women bacteria, leptothrix, you need to make a few more tests, because these organisms have very often accompany a very dangerous infection, such as Trichomonas and chlamydia.
The symptoms of this disease are completely absent, but they are actively manifested at the onset of pregnancy, and premature termination.
In addition, leptothrix diagnosed in women whose immunity is depressed, and in the presence of HIV infection. If these microorganisms are found in the mouth, they cause very serious damage to teeth.
Diagnosis and treatment of the disease
If leptothrix not accompanied by any infections and did not cause signs of disease, often treatment is not necessary - they cannot do any harm. But in most cases, when it is found, there is a need for treatment. There are two types of bacteria: some of them cause diseases of the oropharynx, the second – leptotrichia of the vagina.
In the human body, this bacteria can get along with tap water and bathing in swimming pools and ponds, but not sexually.
The disease is accompanied by the following symptoms: the appearance of grayish spots on the palate, tongue and tonsils, and vaginal discharge of the same gray color, itching and burning. In pregnant women this disease can cause chorioamnionitis and bacteremia, which leads to premature interruption of pregnancy, causing miscarriages, and the development of the fetus a variety of bacterial complications.
Treat the disease with antibacterial drugs: "Tetracycline", "Clindamycin", "Chloramphenicol", or "Metronidazole", in the form of tablets or candles.
The most important and basic rule that must be followed by all women to prevent this disease is to observe basic rules of personal hygiene.
Water for drinking need to be cleaned through special filters. When swimming in open natural water bodies it is necessary to try to prevent the ingress of water into the oral cavity.