Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016
A Study on the Prevalence & Isolation Pattern of Genital Candida Species in Female Patients Attending STD Outpatient Department
Dr S Kalaivani
Abstract: A STUDY ON THE PREVALENCE & ISOLATION PATTERN OF GENITAL CANDIDA SPECIES IN FEMALE PATIENTS ATTENDING STD OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT DR. S. KALAIVANI. , M. D. , D. V ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF STD INSTITUTE OF VENEREOLOGY MADRAS MEDICAL COLLEGE CHENNAI -600003, TAMIL NADU INDIA MOBILE NO. +91 9840217362 E mail drskalai@gmail. com MEDICAL SCIENCE VULVOVAGINAL CANDIDIASIS (VVC), VAGINAL DISCHARGE, CULTURE, MICROSCOPY, PREVALENCE INTRODUCTION Vulvovaginal Candidiasis is an infection and inflammation of the female external genitalia caused by Candida species. Candida species are the second most common cause of Vulvovaginitis worldwide. AIM To study the prevalence and isolation of various Candida species in female patients with vaginal discharge. MATERIAL AND METHODS 200 female symptomatic and asymptomatic patients who attended STD O. P of Institute of Venereology, Chennai from August 2014-July 2015 were selected randomly. A detailed history and thorough pelvic examination was done using Cusco vaginal speculum. RESULTS Among 200 females, 106 were asymptomatic and 94 were symptomatic.43 % had highest prevalence of VVC. Vaginal discharge was the commen complaint. Among 28 symptomatic VVC patients, 78.5 % were culture positive and 39.2 % were smear positive. With speciation in CHROME Agar Candida. glabrata was grown in 30 & C. albicans in10 patients. CONCLUSION The correct identification of Candida species allow an early and appropriate antifungal therapy.
Keywords: VULVOVAGINAL CANDIDIASIS VVC, VAGINAL DISCHARGE, CULTURE, MICROSCOPY, PREVALENCE
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016,
Pages: 762 - 764
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