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Genital / vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC)

Genital / vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is also sometimes called a "yeast infection," and it occurs when there is overgrowth of the normal yeast in the vagina. This infection is relatively common -- nearly 75% of all adult women have had at least one "yeast infection" in their lifetime.

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Genital / Vulvovaginal Candidiasis Topics

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What is genital / vulvovaginal candidiasis?

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Itching, discharge…

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Who gets it and how it can be prevented…

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Candida species are normal inhabitants of the skin and mucous membranes…

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See your healthcare provider…

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Antifungal treatment…

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Resources and publications…

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How common is genital / vulvovaginal candidiasis?

 
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