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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 1296-1305
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.140


The Prevalence of Non albicans Candida Vaginal Infection among Women Attending the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of a Tertiary care Hospital
V. Sangamithra*, Susan, Radha Madhavan and Gomathi
Department of Microbiology, SRM Medical College & RI, Chennai, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Candida species are component of normal flora of human being. They are commonly found on the skin throughout gastrointestinal tract and female genital tract particularly higher in vagina during pregnancy. Vaginal yeast infection, also known as vaginal candidiasis, genital candidiasis, or vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), is an infection affecting women of all age groups. The increase in the incidence of Candida species over the past two decades is significant and non-albicans Candida species continue to replace C. albicans at most of the clinical sites. Diabetes, immunosuppressive disease or therapies and neutropenia are common risk factors. Other risk factors include the use of oral contraceptives, corticosteroids etc. (Chow et al., 2008). Candida species can cause a wide spectrum of clinical disease involving mucous membrane mainly, skin and nails. The present study was undertaken to assess the prevalence of vaginal infections caused by non albicans Candida and to look for the antifungal susceptibility pattern of the isolates.


Keywords: Candida albicans, Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, CHROM Agar.
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Sangamithra, V., Susan, Radha Madhavan and Gomathi. 2017. The Prevalence of Non albicans Candida Vaginal Infection among Women Attending the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of a Tertiary care HospitalInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 1296-1305. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.140