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Paulitsch, A; Weger, W; Ginter-Hanselmayer, G; Marth, E; Buzina, W.
A 5-year (2000-2004) epidemiological survey of Candida and non-Candida yeast species causing vulvovaginal candidiasis in Graz, Austria.
Mycoses. 2006; 49(6): 471-475. Doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2006.01284.x
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Führende Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Paulitsch-Fuchs Astrid Helga
Co-Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Buzina Walter
Ginter-Hanselmayer Gabriele
Marth Egon
Weger Wolfgang

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Vulvovaginal candidasis (VVC) is a common disease. The majority of cases is caused by Candida albicans, but in recent years an increase has been observed in the frequency of non-albicans Candida infections, especially due to C. glabrata and C. tropicalis. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of non-albicans Candida infections in patients suffering from VVC. Therefore, the statistical data of culture-confirmed VVC ascertained at the Institute of Hygiene (Medical University Graz) have been studied. Altogether, 10,463 samples from patients with vulvovaginal complaints were analysed in the years 2000-2004, a number of 3184 proved to be culture-positive for yeast. Candida albicans was the most prevalent cause in 87.9% of all cases. Non-albicans Candida yeast were detected in 12.1%, mainly C. glabrata and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. During a 1-year period 185 patients showed more than one episode of VVC. Patients aged 21-40 years were significantly more prone to suffer from VVC compared with other age-related groups.
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Adult -
Austria - epidemiology
Candida glabrata - isolation and purification
Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal - epidemiology
Female - epidemiology
Humans - epidemiology
Prevalence - epidemiology
Recurrence - epidemiology
Retrospective Studies - epidemiology
Saccharomyces cerevisiae - isolation and purification

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recurrent vaginal candidiasis
vulvovaginal candidiasis
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