IJCRR - 5(3), February, 2013
INCIDENCE OF CANDIDIASIS AND TRICHOMONIASIS IN LEUCORRHOEA PATIENTS
Author: Supriya Panda, P.Nagamanasa, Sandhya Sri Panda, T.V. Ramani
Objective: Aim of the present study was to know the incidence of candidiasis and trichomoniasis in women of childbearing age complaining leucorrhoea.
Methods: Vaginal swabs collected from each patient were processed immediately for hanging drop, wet mount and 10% KOH mount preparations; and gram stain. Culture was done on Sabouraud’s Dextrose Agar. Candida isolates were identified by germ tube test, chlamydospore formation, sugars fermentation and assimilation tests.
Results: Out of 50 cases included in this study, 17 cases (34%) were negative for both Candida and T. vaginalis. T.vaginalis was present in 3 cases (6%) and Candida in 26 cases (52%). Mixed infection by both was present in 4 cases (8%). C.albicans was the commonest candida species (83%) causing leucorrhoea. Leucorrhoea was more common in 31-35 years old and who came from rural areas. Low back pain and pain in the lower abdomen was the most common associated clinical feature.
Conclusion: Present study reveals that candidiasis and trichomniasis are the most common cause of leucorrhoea.
Keywords: leucorrhoea, Candida, T. vaginalis
Supriya Panda, P.Nagamanasa, Sandhya Sri Panda, T.V. Ramani. INCIDENCE OF CANDIDIASIS AND TRICHOMONIASIS IN LEUCORRHOEA PATIENTS International Journal of Current Research and Review. 5(3), February, 92-96
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