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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can recurring vaginal yeast infections cause you to develop lupus over years or can the infections be a sign you had lupus all along?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Probably not: Lupus does reduce resistance to infections, but vaginal infections are usually not related.
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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
No: Yeast infection is not related to the development of autoimmune disease including lupus.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What usually causes chronic/ recurring vaginal yeast infections?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Multiple: Chronic, recurrent vaginal yeast infections may indicate overuse of antibiotics, perhaps an immune deficiency or can be seen in persons with an HIV infection; may indicate a pre-diabetic or presence of active diabetes, can occur in dark, moist areas or can indicate inadequate treatment of a previous/current infection.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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