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Clinical thrush

VOL: 96, ISSUE: 42, PAGE NO: 10Anita Weston, MSc, RGN, CertEd, is head of subject for sexual health, Wolfson Institute of Health Sciences, Thames Valley University, LondonVaginal thrush is caused by Candida albicans, a yeast that lives on the skin and in the mouth, throat, vagina and intestinal tract, usually without any problems. Occasionally conditions change and it multiplies rapidly, causing symptoms (Greer, 1998). This is known as clinical thrush or candidiasis.

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