Genetic relatedness among vaginal and anal isolates of Candida albicans from women with vulvovaginal candidiasis in north-east Brazil.

@article{Medeiros2014GeneticRA,
  title={Genetic relatedness among vaginal and anal isolates of Candida albicans from women with vulvovaginal candidiasis in north-east Brazil.},
  author={Mariana Ara{\'u}jo Paulo de Medeiros and Ana Patr{\'i}cia Vieira de Melo and Sarah Santos Gonçalves and Eveline P{\'i}polo Milan and Guilherme Maranh{\~a}o Chaves},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={63 Pt 11},
  pages={1436-45}
}
Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is one of the most common causes of vaginitis and affects about 75% of women of reproductive age. In order to better understand the epidemiology and pathogenesis of this disease, we evaluated genetic relatedness among 62 clinical isolates of Candida albicans sequentially obtained from the anus and vagina of patients with sporadic and recurrent VVC. Evaluation of patients' demographic and clinical data, direct examination, and colony forming units (c.f.u.) counts… CONTINUE READING