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GENITAL CANDIDAL INFECTIONDefinition:Symptomatic overgrowth of commensal yeasts on the mucosa of the vagina or penisFungal or yeast infections account for 30 to 35% of vaginal infections; most of them are due to Candida albicans. Yeast colonizes 15 to 20% of nonpregnant and 20 to 40% of pregnant women. EtiologyYeast infections of the genital tract, usually caused by Candida albicans, are very common in women but usually are not acquired sexuallyRisk factors:Diabetes, Use of IUDs, Oral contraceptivesPregnancy,Recent use of an antibiotic (e.g. tetracycline for acne)Use of cort

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