Evaluation of the relationship between fungal infection, neutrophil leukocytes and macrophages in cervicovaginal smears: Light microscopic examination

Demirezen S. , DÖNMEZ H. G. , Ozcan M. , BEKSAÇ M. S.

JOURNAL OF CYTOLOGY, vol.32, no.2, pp.79-84, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/0970-9371.160544
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CYTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-84


Background: Right after opportunistic fungi become pathogenic, they face immune system cells including macrophages and neutrophil leukocytes. Although the relationship between fungi and immune cells are being widely studied by using animal models and culture techniques, cervicovaginal smears have not been used to evaluate this interaction yet.