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Modern Applications in Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Letter to the Editor: The Significance of Medicinal Herbs for Treating Candidiasis

Submission: August 16, 2018; Published: August 23, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/MAPP.2018.02.000534

ISSN 2637-7756
Volume2 Issue2


Candida albicans grows in the growth medium or tissue as oval and budding yeast cells. Candidiasis is undoubtedly one of the most significant as well as most common opportunistic fungal diseases in humans. The infection is acute, sub-acute, or chronic that is often seen in the skin, nails, vaginal mucus, digestive system etc. The host’s reaction against this disease ranges from brief itching and inflammation to the chronic form, acute suppurative or granulomatous. Candida albicans is the main cause of 85-90% of Vulvovaginal candidiasis cases [1]. In fact, vulvovaginitis is common in most of the women receiving medical cares and every year more than 10 million people suffer from this complication. It has been estimated that from every 10 women, at least seven of them suffer from a fungal infection at least once in their lifetime, and from every 10 women, 4 will suffer from repeated recurrence.

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