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Research Paper | Microbiology | India | Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015
Vulvovaginal Candidiasis- An Opportunistic Infection in Childbearing Age Group Women, Its Isolation, Identification and Antibiotic Profile
Bhairavi Bhagat | Pratibha Desai 
Abstract: VVC is an opportunistic mucosal infection. Candida vulvovaginitis also has been called vulvovaginal candidiasis, candidal vaginitis, monilial infection, or vaginal yeast infection. It has been estimated that about 75% of all women get a vaginal yeast infection at least once. Candida species were isolated from pregnant and non-pregnant women's clinical sample in gynecological clinic. culture test for vaginal swab & scrapings were conducted on sabouraud's dextrose broth & sabouraud's dextrose agar respectively. Hichrome candida agar culture was used for differential identification of candida. Smears from vaginal swabs were prepared for gram staining, 10% KOH wet mount & pellicle formation on liquid medium. The suspected strain of candida was inoculated in horse serum for germ tube formation. Carbohydrate fermentation tests were also conducted. Antibioresistogram of isolated & identified candida species was performed on M. H. Agar by taking different antifungal azole drugs. Different candida species showed susceptibility & resistance towards various drugs.
Keywords: VVCVulvoVaginal Candidiasis, Germ tube formation, chlamydospore production
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015,
Pages: 1855 - 1859
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