Vulvovaginal Candidiasis Caused by Non-albicans Candida Species: New Insights.

  title={Vulvovaginal Candidiasis Caused by Non-albicans Candida Species: New Insights.},
  author={Melissa A Kennedy and Jack D. Sobel},
  journal={Current infectious disease reports},
  volume={12 6},
Non-albicans Candida species have increasingly been identified as the cause of vulvovaginitis. In vitro and in vivo data indicate that the various non-albicans Candida species identified in the lower genital tract differ considerably with regard to epidemiology, virulence or vaginal pathogenicity, and antimycotic drug susceptibility. Clinical experience indicates reduced virulence of these organisms in the lower genital tract, and their causal role in a symptomatic patient requires careful case… CONTINUE READING


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