Does candidiasis affect women differently than men?

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Both men and women may get some kinds of candidiasis; in the mouth, for example, candidiasis is known as thrush. People being treated for cancer, obese people, and diabetics are all more likely to suffer from candidiasis regardless of sex. But pregnant women and women with elevated estrogen levels can also be more susceptible to candidiasis. Vaginal candidiasis is fairly common, with about 75 percent of women having at least one vaginal yeast infection sometime in life. Uncircumcised men are also more susceptible to candidiasis.

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