Prevalence of Candida africana and Candida dubliniensis, in vulvovaginal candidiasis: First Turkish Candida africana isolates from vulvovaginal candidiasis


Hazirolan G., Altun H. U., Gumral R., GÜRSOY N. C., OTLU B., SANCAK B.

JOURNAL DE MYCOLOGIE MEDICALE, vol.27, no.3, pp.376-381, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mycmed.2017.04.106
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL DE MYCOLOGIE MEDICALE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.376-381
  • Keywords: C. dubliniensis, C. africana, HPW 1 gene polymorphisms, ITS sequencing, D1/D2 sequencing, MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION, ANTIFUNGAL SUSCEPTIBILITY, ALBICANS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, PHYLOGENETICS, VAGINITIS, STRAINS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction. Candida africana and C. dubliniensis are closely related species of C. albicans. Current phenotypic methods are not suitable to accurately distinguish all the species belonging to the C. albicans complex. Several molecular-based methods have recently been designed for discriminating among closely related Candida species. The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of C. dubliniensis and C. africana in vulvovaginal samples with phenotypic and genotypic methods.