Epidemiology of vaginal Candida infection: significance of numbers of vaginal yeasts and their biotypes.

@article{Odds1987EpidemiologyOV,
  title={Epidemiology of vaginal Candida infection: significance of numbers of vaginal yeasts and their biotypes.},
  author={Frank C. Odds and Cecile Webster and V C Riley and Paul Fisk},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={1987},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={53-66}
}
The prevalence, quantity and biotypes of vaginal yeasts were determined for 1082 randomly selected nonpregnant patients attending two genitourinary medicine clinics. The overall yeast prevalence was 22.1% with a geometric mean of 40 and a median of 75 yeast colonies per positive isolate (on 5-cm Petri dishes). There was no statistically significant variation in prevalence, quantity or biotype of yeasts with the patients' age, season of the year, stage of the menstrual cycle, recent antibiotic… CONTINUE READING

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