Prevalence of Candida dubliniensis among the stored vaginal Candida isolates in a Turkish hospital

Acikgoz Z., Sancak B., Gamberzade S., Misirlioglu M.

MYCOSES, cilt.47, ss.393-396, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 47
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2004.01012.x
  • Dergi Adı: MYCOSES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.393-396


In this study, 600 stored Candida species, isolated from vaginal samples of immunocompetent women, and phenotypically identified as C. albicans on the basis of a positive germ tube test, were screened for the presence of C. dubliniensis by three phenotypical methods. Only one strain (0.17%) failed to grow at 45 degreesC, and produced abundant chlamydospores on both the cornmeal-Tween 80 agar and the Staib agar. This strain was identified as C. dubliniensis by using the ID-32C kit (bioMerieux Vitek) and confirmed by DNA sequencing of internal transcript spacer (ITS) region.