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Prospective study of vaginal bacterial flora and other risk factors for vulvovaginal candidiasis.

Authors
  • McClelland, R Scott
  • Richardson, Barbra A
  • Hassan, Wisal M
  • Graham, Susan M
  • Kiarie, James
  • Baeten, Jared M
  • Mandaliya, Kishorchandra
  • Jaoko, Walter
  • Ndinya-Achola, Jeckoniah O
  • Holmes, King K
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of infectious diseases
Publication Date
Jun 15, 2009
Volume
199
Issue
12
Pages
1883–1890
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1086/599213
PMID: 19456235
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Contrary to the commonly posited hypothesis that vaginal Lactobacillus colonization has a protective effect, we found that such colonization was associated with a nearly 4-fold increase in the likelihood of symptomatic VVC.

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