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


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

MYCOSES, vol.47, pp.393-396, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2004.01012.x
  • Title of Journal : MYCOSES
  • Page Numbers: pp.393-396

Abstract

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.