Document Type : Original Article
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Fatemezahra Infertility Reproductive Health Research, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
Medical Parasitology and Mycology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
Vulvovaginal candidiasis is the most common fungal disease in sexually active women of which Candida albicans is the primary etiologic agent.
Materials and methods
This cross-sectional study was performed to determine the etiologic agents of vulvovaginal candidiasis amongst 2000 women who presented to the Gynecological Center of Babol Shahid Yahyanejad Educational Hospital from 2006-2007 with symptoms of vulvovaginal candidiasis.
Discharge and pruritus were the most common symptoms in patients (80%). There were 42 out of 97 (43.3%) specimens which were positive for yeast. Of these, 80.95% belonged to Candida albicans and 14.29% were Candida krusei.
Discharge and pruritus were the most common symptoms of vulvovaginal candidiasis. In our study, C. albicans was the most common species isolated from the specimens.