Prospective study of vaginal bacterial flora and other risk factors for vulvovaginal candidiasis.

@article{McClelland2009ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective study of vaginal bacterial flora and other risk factors for vulvovaginal candidiasis.},
  author={R Scott McClelland and Barbra Ann Richardson and Wisal M Hassan and Susan Marie Graham and James N Kiarie and Jared M Baeten and Kishorchandra N. Mandaliya and Walter G. Jaoko and Jeckoniah O. Ndinya-Achola and King K. Holmes},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={199 12},
  pages={1883-90}
}
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that vaginal colonization with lactobacilli may reduce the risk of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), but supporting data are limited. Our objective was to determine the relationship between vaginal bacterial flora and VVC. METHODS We conducted a prospective cohort analysis that involved 151 Kenyan sex workers. At monthly follow-up visits, VVC was defined as the presence of yeast buds, pseudohyphae, or both on a wet preparation (including potassium hydroxide… CONTINUE READING
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