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Value of Candida Polymerase Chain Reaction and Vaginal Cytokine Analysis for the Differential Diagnosis of Women with Recurrent Vulvovaginitis

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Author(s): Stephanie Weissenbacher | Steven S. Witkin | Vera Tolbert | Paulo Giraldo | Iara Linhares | Andrea Haas | E. Rainer Weissenbacher | William J. Ledger

Journal: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynecology
ISSN 1064-7449

Volume: 8;
Issue: 5-6;
Start page: 244;
Date: 2000;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Objectives: Recurrent vulvovaginitis remains difficult to diagnose accurately and to treat. The present investigation evaluated the utility of testing vaginal specimens from women with symptomatic recurrent vulvovaginitis for Candida species by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and for cytokine responses.
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