Update on Candida – Dr. Vanessa Apea Welcome to your Update on Candida - Dr. Vanessa Apea What is NOT TRUE regarding vaginal candidiasis? a. The vaginal discharge is white, granular and adherent to the vagnal walls b. A wet smear can confirm the diagnosis by the identification of hyphae c. The vaginal discharge is copious and white, yellow-green or gray with an unpleasant odour d. Treatment consists of topical imidazoles or triazoles or fluconazole orally In which of the following populations is vaginal candidiasis more common? a. Teenage girls b. Women on low-fat diets c. Women with diabetes d. Women with frequent urinary tract infections A patient is most likely to develop a vaginal yeast infection after taking which one of the following drugs?:- a. Ibuprofen b. Estrogen c. Progesterone d. Ciprofloxacin What is not a characteristic of candidiasis?:- a. Vulvar burning and pain b. Pruritis c. Fishy odour d. Erythema A patient with diabetes has been diagnosed with a vaginal infection for which she is to use nystatin pessaries.Which of the following should be included in the instructions to this patient? a. Discontinue the use of vaginal medications during menstruation b. Discontinue any insulin regimen while using nystatin therapy c. Use vaginal suppositories as a 'one time only' dose d. Notify the physician of any vaginal swelling or irritation Time is Up!