Translated title of the contribution: Vaginal infection caused by Saccharomyces cerevisiae

H. C. Van Doorn*, F. Coelingh Bennink

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In a woman of 26, who suffered from a vulvovaginal infection and had previously been treated for Candida vaginitis. Saccharomyces cerevisiae was cultured and identified. At her work she sold baking yeast. Topical treatment with amphotericin B 100 mg suppositories was successful. Microscopic examination (1000 x) of the discharge in saline showed haloed yeast cells. For treatment, oral ketoconazole or topical administration of amphotericin B or clotrimazole, in relatively high doses, may be applied. This yeast might be the cause of 'chronic candidiasis' more often than suspected, notably in women working in a bakery or a brewery.

Translated title of the contributionVaginal infection caused by Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)1093-1095
Number of pages3
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


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