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


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.