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Vulvovaginal Candidiasis in Pregnancy

Overview of attention for article published in Current Infectious Disease Reports, April 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#20 of 186)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (79th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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Title
Vulvovaginal Candidiasis in Pregnancy
Published in
Current Infectious Disease Reports, April 2015
DOI 10.1007/s11908-015-0462-0
Pubmed ID
Authors

T. J. Aguin, J. D. Sobel

Abstract

Prevalence studies indicate that Candida species colonize the vagina in at least 20 % of all women, rising to 30 % in pregnancy. Although, some studies concluded that pregnant women were more likely to have symptomatic vaginal infections caused by Candida, yet other studies found a high prevalence of asymptomatic infection only during pregnancy. Most episodes of symptomatic vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) occur during the second and third trimesters. The increased risk of VVC in pregnancy is likely sustained by pregnancy-related factors, such as immunologic alterations, increased estrogen levels, and increased vaginal glycogen production. Although evidence is incomplete, there is some emerging data which suggests that candidiasis in pregnancy may be associated with increased risk of pregnancy complications, such as premature rupture of membranes, preterm labor, chorioamnionitis, and congenital cutaneous candidiasis. In contrast to nonpregnant women, there are no formal studies, evaluating the use of long-term suppressive maintenance oral azoles in the treatment of recurrent VVC (RVVC) in pregnancy. Most clinicians do not offer suppressive therapy in pregnancy and prefer to treat individual symptomatic episodes only utilizing a topical imidazole vaginally for 7 days to minimize systemic exposure to medications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 67 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 20%
Student > Master 14 20%
Researcher 9 13%
Unspecified 7 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 9%
Other 19 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 42%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 10 14%
Unspecified 9 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 7%
Other 6 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 April 2016.
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#1,162,402
of 7,601,780 outputs
Outputs from Current Infectious Disease Reports
#20
of 186 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#42,477
of 203,598 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Infectious Disease Reports
#3
of 15 outputs
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