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Candidiasis (Thrush)

Sexual health guide - Candida Albicans
Candida Albicans

Candidiasis is a common genitourinary infection caused by a fungal / yeast infection.  Although it is usually due to Candida Albicans it can be due to other Candida species or yeasts.


Vulvovaginal Candidaiasis (VVC) an Candida infection of the vulva and vagina in women is extremely common with an estimated 75% of women having  at least one episode of and 40%–45% having  two or more episodes. About 10-20% of women will have complicated VVC requiring alternative or further treatment. It is often silent and about 10-20% of women have Candida in their vaginas which would show up on a swab culture. In the absence of any signs or symptoms of infection then treatment for assymptomatic  Candida infection is not required.


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