Protocols for vaginal inoculation and sample collection in the experimental mouse model of Candida vaginitis.

@article{Yano2011ProtocolsFV,
  title={Protocols for vaginal inoculation and sample collection in the experimental mouse model of Candida vaginitis.},
  author={Junko Yano and Paul L. Fidel},
  journal={Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE},
  year={2011},
  volume={58}
}
Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), caused by Candida species, is a fungal infection of the lower female genital tract that affects approximately 75% of otherwise healthy women during their reproductive years. Predisposing factors include antibiotic usage, uncontrolled diabetes and disturbance in reproductive hormone levels due to pregnancy, oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapies. Recurrent VVC (RVVC), defined as three or more episodes per year, affects a separate 5 to 8% of women… CONTINUE READING