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Prevalence of Candida spp. in cervical-vaginal samples and the in vitro susceptibility of isolates

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, January 2017
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Title
Prevalence of Candida spp. in cervical-vaginal samples and the in vitro susceptibility of isolates
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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, January 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.bjm.2016.09.006
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Tchana Martinez Brandolt, Gabriel Baracy Klafke, Carla Vitola Gonçalves, Laura Riffel Bitencourt, Ana Maria Barral de Martinez, Josiara Furtado Mendes, Mário Carlos Araújo Meireles, Melissa Orzechowski Xavier

Abstract

Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is an infection of the genital mucosa caused by different species of the genus Candida. Considering the lack of data on this topic in the south of Brazil, this study aimed to assess the prevalence of Candida spp. in the cervical-vaginal mucosa of patients treated at a university hospital in southern Rio Grande do Sul, as well as the etiology and the susceptibility of the isolates against fluconazole, itraconazole, miconazole and nystatin. Samples were collected at the gynecology clinic of the Federal Hospital of the University of Rio Grande, and the isolates were identified using phenotypic and biochemical tests. The susceptibility analysis was performed according to the CLSI M27-A2 protocol. Of the 263 patients included, Candida spp. was isolated in 27%, corresponding to a prevalence of approximately 15% for both VVC and colonization. More than 60% of the isolates were identified as Candida albicans; C. non-albicans was isolated at a rate of 8.6% in symptomatic patients and 14.3% in asymptomatic patients. The prevalence of resistance against fluconazole and itraconazole was 42% and 48%, respectively; the minimal inhibitory concentration of miconazole ranged from 0.031 to 8μg/mL, and that of nystatin ranged from 2 to >16μg/mL. The high rate of resistance to triazoles observed in our study suggests the necessity of the association of laboratory exams to clinical diagnosis to minimize the practice of empirical treatments that can contribute to the development of resistance in the isolates.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 141 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 29 21%
Student > Master 24 17%
Researcher 13 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 28 20%
Unknown 26 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 23%
Immunology and Microbiology 22 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 13 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 8%
Other 18 13%
Unknown 30 21%

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