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>Journals >Ginecología y Obstetricia de México >Year 2007, Issue 02

Buitrón GR, Bonifaz A, Amancio CO, Basurto KE, Araiza J, Romero CR
Correlation between clinical characteristics and mycological tests in the vulvovaginitis by Candida
Ginecol Obstet Mex 2007; 75 (02)

Language: Español
References: 17
Page: 68-72
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Background: Vulvovaginitis caused by Candida sp is one of the most frequent infections.
Objectives: To culture and to identify the fungi related to clinical manifestations of patients based on a suspected diagnosis of vulvovaginal candidiasis.
Patients and methods: A prospective, transversal and comparative study was performed on 181 women older than 18 years with vulvovaginitis by Candida sp. A correlation was made between the clinical characteristics of this entity and mycological tests such as direct examination and cultures.
Results: The direct exam or fresh vaginal exam and cervical sample was positive for the different microscopic forms of Candida (blastoconidia, pseudohyphye or pseudomycelia) in 60.8% (110 women); at the same time that cultures were positive for Candida sp in 51.9% (94 patients).
Conclusions: The direct examination and the cultures of vaginal and cervical exudate are mandatory tests for diagnosis of Candida sp in women with vulvovaginitis.

Key words: candidiasis, Candida sp, vulvovaginits, diagnosis, direct examination, culture.


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