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Diseases » Vaginal candidiasis » Glossary
 

Glossary for Vaginal candidiasis

  • AIDS: A term given to HIV patients who have a low CD4 count (below 200) which means that they have low levels of a type of immune cell called T-cells. AIDS patients tend to develop opportunistic infections and cancers. Opportunistic infections are infections that would not normally affect a person with a healthy immune system. The HIV virus is a virus that attacks the body's immune system.
  • Atrophic vaginitis: Type of vaginitis usually related to aging and menopause
  • Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginal infection
  • Butoconazole -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Butoconazole during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Candidiasis: Fungal infection of moist areas such as mouth or vagina
  • Chlamydia: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • Clotrimazole -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Clotrimazole (an antifungal medication) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Conjunctivitis: Contagious eye infection
  • Diabetes: Failing or reduced ability of the body to handle sugars.
  • Diaper rash: Red rash in diaper area of infants
  • Diseases contagious from clothing: Diseases that are contracted from clothes
  • Fungal infections: Any condition caused by fungus.
  • Gonorrhea: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Immune deficiency conditions: Any of various diseases that suppress the immune system.
  • Miconazole -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Miconazole during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Mucus membrane conditions: Medical conditions affecting any of the mucus membranes.
  • Oral thrush: Candida fungal infection of the mouth.
  • Painful urination: Painful urination refers to discomfort while urinating.
  • Pelvic conditions: Any medical condition affecting the pelvic region.
  • Penile candidiasis: Uncommon yeast infection of male genitals.
  • Pregnancy: The condition of supporting a fetus from conception till birth.
  • Sexual Conditions: Any condition that affects sexual function
  • Systemic candidiasis: A candida infection that spreads throughout the body. If it invades major organs such as the brain and heart, death may result. It is rare in healthy individuals and tends to occur in immunocompromised individuals. The disorder is difficult to diagnose as it can invade almost any organ of the body and hence the symptoms are hugely variable.
  • Thyroid disorders: Any disorder of the thyroid gland.
  • Trichomoniasis: Sexually transmitted parasitic infection.
  • Vagina conditions: Any condition that affects the female vagina
  • Vaginal burning sensation: A burning sensation located in the vagina
  • Vaginal irritation: Any irritation which occurs in the vagina
  • Vaginal itching: Itching inside the vagina
  • Vaginitis: Vaginal inflammation or infection of any type.
  • Vulva symptoms: Symptoms related to the vulva (external skin region near vagina)
  • Vulvovaginitis: Irritation or inflammation of the vulva or vagina. The condition is very common in young girls and can be triggered by moisture, tight clothing, obesity and irritants such as soap.
  • Women-only conditions: Conditions affecting women (females), but not males.
  • Womens health conditions: Medical conditions related to women's health.

 

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