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Clin Microbiol Rev. 2010 Apr;23(2):253-73. doi: 10.1128/CMR.00076-09.

Candida infections of the genitourinary tract.

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Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Ullmann 1223, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

Abstract

All humans are colonized with Candida species, mostly Candida albicans, yet some develop diseases due to Candida, among which genitourinary manifestations are extremely common. The forms of genitourinary candidiasis are distinct from each other and affect different populations. While vulvovaginal candidiasis affects mostly healthy women, candiduria occurs typically in elderly, hospitalized, or immunocompromised patients and in neonates. Despite its high incidence and clinical relevance, genitourinary candidiasis is understudied, and therefore, important questions about pathogenesis and treatment guidelines remain to be resolved. In this review, we summarize the current knowledge about genitourinary candidiasis.

PMID:
20375352
PMCID:
PMC2863365
DOI:
10.1128/CMR.00076-09
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