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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:10, October, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(10): 229-232

Isolation and Speciation of Candida from Vaginitis Cases attending Gynaecology OPD in a Tertiary Care Hospital A.P. India
Ponugoti Muni Lakshmi*
Department of Microbiology, Narayana Medical College, Nellore, India
*Corresponding author

Vaginitis is one of the commonest causes for the gynecology consultation among women of child bearing age.It is difficult to distinguish between Vulvo vaginal Candidiasis (VVC), Trichomonas vaginalis and Bacterial Vaginitis infection based on signs and symptoms only. The present study was undertaken to isolate the various species of Candida causing VVC and to highlight the importance of non-albicans Candida in VVC. This prospective study was done over a period of six months from february 2016 to july2016 in Narayana medical college, Nellore, A.P., India. A total 150 samples were collected from patients clinically suspected and diagnosed as VVC,among these we isolated candida in 126 samples. Among the 126 samples C.albicans isolated in 40.48%, 59.52% non albicans species. It indicates the importance of isolation of non albicans species in VVC.

Keywords: Vulvo vaginal candidiasis, vaginitis, Non albicans candida,Candida albicans.

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Ponugoti Muni Lakshmi. 2016. Isolation and Speciation of Candida from Vaginitis Cases attending Gynaecology OPD in a Tertiary Care Hospital A.P. India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(10): 229-232. doi:
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