Received: 28 February 2019
Accepted: 14 May 2019
First Online: 24 May 2019
Compliance with ethical standards
: GG, FF, DR, and MD are co-inventors of a patent on the molecular detection ofM. smithiifor the diagnosis of BV.
: The study was authorized by the local Institut Fédératif de Recherche 48 Ethics Committee (Marseille, France) under agreement number 09-022.
: All patients studied in this report have signed an informed consent.