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Med J Malaysia. 2003 Dec;58(5):788-92.

Recurrent vaginal candidiasis.

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Department of Family Medicine, International Medical University, Jalan Rasah, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.


Recurrent vaginal candidiasis is one of the most common reasons for patients visiting their primary care doctors. Majority of the cases are caused by Candida albicans. Controlling of risk factors such as diabetes mellitus, used of broad spectrum antibiotics, contraceptive pills and steroid therapy helps in managing recurrent vaginal candidiasis. Initial 14-day course of oral azoles and followed by 6 months maintenance are effective in treating majority of the cases. Failure to treat recurrent vaginal candidiasis can lead to various bio-psycho-social complications.

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