BLUE LIGTH EMITTING DIODE IN TREATMENT OF RECURRING VULVOVAGINAL CANDIDIASIS: A CASE REPORT

Mariana Robatto, Maria Clara Pavie, Sibele Tozetto, Milena Bastos Brito, Patrícia Lordêlo

Abstract


Introduction: Recurring vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) is an infectious disease of the lower genitourinary tract, that occurs at least 4 times per year. Drug treatment can last months and favor the appearance of adverse effects and increase the chances of recurrence. Blue Light Diode (LED) is an electromagnetic spectrum light, with antimicrobial functions. Case Report: A case report was made of a patient with RVVC whose treatment consisted of three sessions of 60-minutes each, of application of blue LED in intervals of 15 days. Evaluation was carried out before, at the end of third application and three months after the last session by means of fungal culture, cervical cytology; analysis of patient´s clinical condition; and measurement of vaginal pH. After the third session, there was a reduction in fungal load and vaginal pH; absence of symptoms (pruritus, burning and dyspareunia) and vulvovaginal edema, but there were no alterations in the cytology and microflora, which remained with inflammatory markers. Three months after the end of the treatment, there was no Candida in vaginal secretion, neither signs nor symptoms of candidiasis, and vaginal pH was normal. As for cytology and microflora, cellular alterations associated with cytolysis and presence of lactobacilli was observed. Conclusion: The blue LED 401 nm may be a promising alternative to treat RVVC by eliminating signs and symptoms in women.



Keywords


Low Level Light Therapy; Vulvovaginal Candidiasis; Recurrence

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17267/2317-3386bjmhh.v5i4.1472

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