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      Candida infections of the genitourinary tract.

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      Clinical microbiology reviews
      American Society for Microbiology

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          Abstract

          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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          Journal
          Clin Microbiol Rev
          Clinical microbiology reviews
          American Society for Microbiology
          1098-6618
          0893-8512
          Apr 2010
          : 23
          : 2
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Ullmann 1223, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.
          Article
          23/2/253
          10.1128/CMR.00076-09
          2863365
          20375352
          129c08a0-05a8-4739-9890-0d43ca05bab5
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