The aim of the prospective, descriptive survey conducted in Moroni, Comoros was to establish the distribution of vulvovaginal mycoses in pregnant and symptomatic women and to study the epidemiological characteristics of the yeast isolates. All isolated strains were epidemiologically evaluated by phenotypical methods. Three phenotypic epidemiological studies were performed by morphotyping methods (including the colour reaction according to Quindòs et al. and structural morphotypes as described by Soll), by determination of phospholipase and by chemosensitivity evaluation according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute approved standard. Out of 253 women, 108 were found positive for yeast culture (42.7%). Fungal identification results showed that 61.6% was Candida albicans and 28.6%C. sake (32/112). Candida sake was a frequent vaginal inhabitant.

Epidemiological phenotypic characteristics of vaginal yeasts at the Comoros

Saleri N.;Caligaris S.;Matteelli A.
2009

Abstract

The aim of the prospective, descriptive survey conducted in Moroni, Comoros was to establish the distribution of vulvovaginal mycoses in pregnant and symptomatic women and to study the epidemiological characteristics of the yeast isolates. All isolated strains were epidemiologically evaluated by phenotypical methods. Three phenotypic epidemiological studies were performed by morphotyping methods (including the colour reaction according to Quindòs et al. and structural morphotypes as described by Soll), by determination of phospholipase and by chemosensitivity evaluation according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute approved standard. Out of 253 women, 108 were found positive for yeast culture (42.7%). Fungal identification results showed that 61.6% was Candida albicans and 28.6%C. sake (32/112). Candida sake was a frequent vaginal inhabitant.
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