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      Candida infections of the genitourinary tract.

      Clinical microbiology reviews
      Animals, Candida, isolation & purification, Candidiasis, Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal, Female, Female Urogenital Diseases, microbiology, Humans, Male, Male Urogenital Diseases, Urogenital System

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          All humans are colonized with Candida species, mostly Candida albicans, yet some develop diseases due to Candida, among which genitourinary manifestations are extremely common. The forms of genitourinary candidiasis are distinct from each other and affect different populations. While vulvovaginal candidiasis affects mostly healthy women, candiduria occurs typically in elderly, hospitalized, or immunocompromised patients and in neonates. Despite its high incidence and clinical relevance, genitourinary candidiasis is understudied, and therefore, important questions about pathogenesis and treatment guidelines remain to be resolved. In this review, we summarize the current knowledge about genitourinary candidiasis.

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          20375352
          2863365
          10.1128/CMR.00076-09

          Chemistry
          Animals,Candida,isolation & purification,Candidiasis,Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal,Female,Female Urogenital Diseases,microbiology,Humans,Male,Male Urogenital Diseases,Urogenital System

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