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Disease or Condition — Infections and Parasites:
Candida vaginitis

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Description

Candida vulvovaginitis is a type of yeast infection that affects the vulva and vagina. It is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans, which is normally found in the vagina in small amounts. Symptoms of Candida vulvovaginitis include itching, burning, and a thick, white discharge. Treatment typically involves antifungal medications, such as creams, tablets, or suppositories.

Synonyms
  • Candida vulvitis
  • Candida vulvovaginitis
  • monilial vaginitis
  • monilial vulvitis
  • monilial vulvovaginitis
  • vulvovaginal candidiasis
  • vulvovaginal moniliasis

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