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Table 2 - Comparisons of mothers’ symptoms and pediatricians’ diagnosis of infant candidiasis between cases with and without positive cultivation of Candida albicans

From: Deep breast pain during lactation: a case-control study in Sweden investigating the role of Candida albicans

Variables with positive response Whole case group n = 35 (%) Growth of C. albicans in breast milk n = 8 (%) p – value
Bright pink skin on the nipples/areolas 30 (85) 6 (75) 0.17
Flaky skin on the nipple/areolas 9 (26) 2 (25) 1.00
Thin shiny skin on the nipples/areolas 14 (40) 3 (4) 1.00
Tiny fissures on the nipples 20 (57) 6 (75) 1.00
Pain in the nipples while breastfeeding 33 (94) 8 (100) 0.81
Pain in the nipples after breastfeeding 30 (86) 7 (88) 0.39
Pain in breasts during/after breastfeeding 35 (100) 8 (100) 0.22
Paediatrician’s diagnosis of infant’s oral Candidiasis 29 (83) 8 (100) 0.30
  1. Pearson’s Chi-2 test