Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Vaginal Yeast Infection Underlying Cause

Yeast vaginitis is caused by the fungus, Candida, which is normally present in the vagina. An infection occurs when overgrowth of the fungus occurs in the vagina.

Conditions that may lead to yeast vaginitis include:

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Vaginal Yeast Infection References
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