A tale of two yeasts: Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a therapeutic against candidiasis

Duncan Wilson

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Abstract

Normally a benign commensal colonizer of mucosal surfaces such as the gastrointestinal tract, Candida albicans is also one of the most common fungal pathogens of humans, responsible for both superficial as well as life-threatening invasive infections. Arguably the commonest type of infection caused by C. albicans is vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), as it affects 75% of women of childbearing age.1 Sobel JD. Vulvovaginal candidosis. Lancet 2007; 369:1961-71; PMID:17560449; http://dx.doi.org 10.1016/S0140-6736(07)60917-9[CrossRef], [PubMed], [Web of Science ®] And unlike many other manifestations of candidiasis, which are associated with particular immune deficiencies, VVC frequently occurs in otherwise healthy women.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-17
Number of pages3
JournalVirulence
Volume8
Issue number1
Early online date31 Aug 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Vulvovaginal Candidiasis
Candidiasis
Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Yeasts
Candida albicans
Infection
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Gastrointestinal Tract
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Candida albicans
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • vulvovaginal candidiasis

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A tale of two yeasts : Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a therapeutic against candidiasis. / Wilson, Duncan.

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