Effects of Reproductive Hormones on Experimental Vaginal Candidiasis

Candida auris fungi, emerging multidrug resistant fungus. Sample prep in Seward Stomacher®

Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is an opportunistic mucosal infection caused by Candida albicans that affects large numbers of otherwise healthy women of childbearing age. This study examined the effects of estrogen and progesterone on several aspects of an experimental infection together with relative cell-mediated immune responses. Vaginal fungus titers or rates of infection were determined by processing tissue using Stomacher 80. This study examined the effects of estrogen and progesterone on several aspects of an experimental infection together with relative cell-mediated immune responses.

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