Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 40, Issue 3, March 2011

Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis Current management

Cathy Watson Marie Pirotta
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Management of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis can be problematic, and current guidelines are limited by scant evidence.
The wide variation in health professionals’ management of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis reflects the difficulty in treating and managing this condition. The results suggest that clinicians are ‘tailoring’ treatment to their patients due to a lack of good evidence of effective treatments to guide them.
Of the 160 delegates 66 completed the survey, providing a response rate of 41%. The authors found little adherence to current guidelines – only 50% reported using the recommended suppression and maintenance therapy, and only 57% reported using confirmatory diagnostic testing.

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