Cervix - Cytology
Benign / nonneoplastic lesions
Candida and related fungi


Topic Completed: 6 November 2006

Minor changes: 5 March 2020

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PubMed search: Candida [title] cervix

Farnaz Hasteh, M.D.
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Definition / general
Terminology
  • Also called vulvovaginal candidiasis, yeast infection
Epidemiology
  • Common in reproductive ages but it can occur in any age
  • More common in late luteal phase of cycle
  • 75% of women get Candida infection at some time during their lives
  • Associated with immunosupression (steroid use, HIV and diabetes), antibiotics, chemotherapy, soaps
Etiology
  • Due to changes in vaginal PH, glycogen or flora
Clinical features
  • Itching, erythema
  • Thick white discharge
Treatment
  • Antifungals
Cytology description
Cytology images

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Candida albicans - various images

Differential diagnosis
  • Mucus strands
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