Managing vaginal candidiasis
About 75% of women will experience at least one episode of vulvovaginal candidiasis during their lifetime.
To manage this common and distressing condition effectively, an understanding of the pathogenesis of vaginal candidiasis and a logical approach to therapy is needed.
Knowing the organisms
Yeasts from the Candida species are common commensals in the human mouth, gut and vagina. Although Candida albicans is the species identified in about 85% of cases of vaginal candidiasis, other medically significant species include C.