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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 9 (2001), Issue 2, Pages 65-73

Candidiasis During Pregnancy May Result From Isogenic Commensal Strains

1Infectious Disease Research Laboratory, Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center, 3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312, USA
2Consortium on Reproductive and Developmental Health, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of the West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA

Received 11 August 2000; Accepted 18 January 2001

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