TITLE

Colonización vaginal por Candida spp. Frecuencia y descripción de las especies aisladas en mujeres asintomáticas

AUTHOR(S)
Solís-Árias, Martha Patricia; Moreno-Morales, Mónica; Dávalos-Tanaka, Mónica; Fernández-Marínez, Ramón Felipe; Flores, Oscar Díaz; Arenas-Guzmán, Roberto
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Medicina Interna de Mexico;Jan2014, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: During reproductive age 75% of women experience at least one episode of vulvovaginal candidiasis, approximately 6% to 55% of healthy women are asymptomatic carriers. In Mexico there are no current data of the frequency of vaginal colonization by Candida in the general population. Objective: To determine the frequency of the colonization by Candida species in asymptomatic women. Material and methods: A descriptive, open, observational, prospective, cross sectional study was carried out in adult women attending the cervical cytology department at Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González in Mexico City. The study was conducted from January to May 2013. Results: There were a total of 150 samples of asymptomatic women between 15 and 77 years (mean 43 years). We obtained positive culture for Candida in 19 samples (12.6 %). 47% of the species corresponded to C. albicans, however, it was isolated other species such as C. krusei in 26%, C. glabrata (21%) and C. tropicalis by 15%. Conclusions: Our findings are consistent with data reported in the literature. It is relevant the isolation of non-albicans Candida species. These findings may be caused by an increase of inappropriate therapies.
ACCESSION #
94866701

 

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