Recurrent and persistent thrush in pregnancy

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Abstract

This article looks at the diagnosis and management of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) in non-pregnant and pregnant women. This is a distressing condition that can cause a variety of different symptoms, including preterm labour. Although it is a commonly occurring infection in up to 40% of pregnant women, it should not be treated lightly. There is a range of anti-fungal medications although some cannot be used in pregnancy. This article is a helpful reminder of what can be prescribed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)782-786
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Volume22
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02 Nov 2014

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Keywords

  • Anti-fungal medication
  • Candida albicans
  • Localised clotrimazole
  • Pregnancy
  • Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Maternity and Midwifery

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