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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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VILLARROEL RODRIGUEZ, Paola Janeth  and  SANTA CRUZ RODRIGUEZ, Adriana Concepción. Identification of Candida species isolated from vaginal exudates of patients at Hospital Materno Infantil Germán Urquídi. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2011, vol.34, n.2, pp.84-86. ISSN 1012-2966.

Objectives: the purpose of this study is to identify the Candida species. Methods: we made the identification of 103 strains of yeasts isolated from vaginal swabs of patients treated at Hospital Materno Infantil Germán Urquídi from February to September 2009, for identification, conventional microbiological methods were used as germ tube , production of chlamydospores, mycelium formation and / or pseudomycelia, growth at 45 ° C, urease and other more specific methods such as CHROMagar candida and auxograma (API ID32C). Results: based on the data obtained it was determined that the percentage of Candida albicans was 62.1 % (n = 64), followed by Candida glabrata 34.9% (36) and Candida krusei 3% (n = 3). Conclusions: if we perform an analysisof the data should beconsidered when interpreting conventional tests that non-albicans species may give results similar to Candida albicans and if it is the most frequently isolated species from vaginal secretions, is not negligible isolation of "non-albicans"species.

Keywords : fungi; yeasts; candidiasis.

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