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Factors involved in patient choice of oral or vaginal treatment for vulvovaginal candidiasis

Authors Sobel J

Received 27 September 2013

Accepted for publication 22 November 2013

Published 16 December 2013 Volume 2014:8 Pages 31—34

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S38984

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Jack D Sobel

Division of Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

Abstract: Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is an extremely common cause of vaginal symptoms in women. Multiple antifungal products are available by either the oral or vaginal route, although no new drugs have become available for two decades. Given the therapeutic equivalence of the antimycotic agents and their routes of administration, the specific drug and formulation selected is entirely arbitrary in relation to final treatment outcome. Nevertheless, multiple factors affecting preference, both practitioner-dependent and patient-dependent, impact on selection of a specific drug and route of administration.

Keywords: antifungal drugs, antimycotics, Candida vaginitis, vulvovaginal candidiasis

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