Candidiasis Singapore | STD

Candidiasis in Singapore: Candidiasis / candidosis / moniliasis / oidiomycosis or penile / vaginal / oral thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) / yeast infection of any of the Candida species, of which Candida albicans is the most common.

 

DEFINITION

Genital candidiasis is the infection of the vulva, vagina, prepuce and glans penis by Candida albicans (80-92%) or occasionally by other Candida species (glabrata, tropicalis, krusei, parapsilosis), Torulopsis species, or other yeasts. It is not generally considered a sexually transmitted infection.

 

References

  1. BASHH (2010). National Guideline for the Management of Vulvovaginal Candiadisis. Retrieved Nov 1, 2011, from http://www.bashh.org/documents/50/50.pdf
  2. Workowski, K. & Berman, S. (2010). CDC Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines (2010). Retrieved Nov 1, 2011, from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5912a1.htm

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