Vaginal microbiome signatures are predictive of preterm birth

Higher levels Prevotella buccalis and lower levels of Lactobacillus crispatus and Finegoldia accompanied by altered cytokine levels in the local vaginal immune environment were associated with preterm birth. These findings may provide an avenue to early identification of pregnant women at risk of preterm birth. From Kumar et al. Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2021.