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J Midwifery Womens Health. 2006 Mar-Apr;51(2):125-8.

Diagnosis and management of Candida of the nipple and breast.

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  • Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF, USA. wieners@obgyn.ucsf.edu

Abstract

Diagnosis and treatment of ductal and/or nipple candidiasis in breastfeeding women is complicated by the variety of symptoms women experience. The differential diagnosis includes candidiasis of the nipple, candidiasis of the breast, bacterial infection of either nipple or breast, and other less common problems such as Raynaud's syndrome. Diagnosis and treatment are based on history, physical examination, and presenting symptomatology because cultures of breast milk are often inconclusive. Differential diagnoses and treatment options are reviewed.

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