David J. Drutz, MD
Candida vaginitis is a common infectious disease. It is probably the most common manifestation of candidiasis and represents infection by a microorganism that normally resides on the vaginal mucosal surface. Candida albicans is the dominant etiologic agent, although other Candida species, as well as Torulopsis glabrata, may also produce the disease. Candida vaginitis is superficial, manifested predominantly by the attachment of fungi to mucosal epithelial cells; deep mucosal invasion does not occur. The infection may be acute, subacute, or chronic. In addition, infection may be cyclical, perhaps related to hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle, or may occur in relation
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Drutz DJ. Lactobacillus Prophylaxis for Candida Vaginitis. Ann Intern Med. 1992;116:419-420. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-5-419
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(5):419-420.
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