The most likely diagnosis is
A) Yeast vaginitis
B) Gardnerella infection
C) Trichomonas infection
A. (Yeast vaginitis)
Discussion" Yeast vaginitis causes approximately one-third of all vaginal infections.
Risk factors include
- use of intrauterine devices,
- recent antibiotic use,
- immune deficiency, or corticosteroid use.
Diagnosis is made by examination of a vaginal smear under high-power microscopy after potassium hydroxide has been added. Budding yeast and pseudohyphae are noted.
Topical antifungals are effective, as are single-dose oral antifungals.