Candidosis of the genital tract in non-pregnant women

P. M. Gough, D. W. Warnock, A. Turner, M. D. Richardson, E. M. Johnson

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    Abstract

    Of 300 non-pregnant women seen in an STD clinic, 94 (31.3%) harboured C. albicans or C. glabrata in the genital tract; 84 of these women (89.4%) had at least one moderate or marked symptom or clinical sign. Of the 94 women with Candida, 50 had another genital infection; 38% of these 50 women had at least one moderate or marked symptom or clinical sign, compared with 75% of the 44 women with no other infection. This difference is significant. Of the 146 women taking oral contraceptives, 51 (34.9%) had Candida, compared with 43 (27.9%) of the 154 women who were not. The incidence of trichomoniasis, anaerobic vaginitis and non-specific genital infection was lower among women with Candida than among the others. © 1985.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)237-246
    Number of pages9
    JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
    Volume19
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 1985

    Keywords

    • Candida albicans
    • clinical signs
    • genital infection
    • prospective investigation
    • symptoms

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