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Lancet. 2007 Jun 9;369(9577):1961-71.

Vulvovaginal candidosis.

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Department of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA. jsobel@med.wayne.edu

Abstract

Despite therapeutic advances, vulvovaginal candidosis remains a common problem worldwide, affecting all strata of society. Understanding of anti-candida host defence mechanisms in the vagina has developed slowly and, despite a growing list of recognised risk factors, a fundamental grasp of pathogenic mechanisms continues to elude us. The absence of rapid, simple, and inexpensive diagnostic tests continues to result in both overdiagnosis and underdiagnosis of vulvovaginal candidosis. I review the epidemiology and pathogenesis of this infection, and also discuss management strategies.

PMID:
17560449
DOI:
10.1016/S0140-6736(07)60917-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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