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Screening and sensitivity of candida isolates from women affected with urinary tract infections at Perambalur, Tamilnadu, India

Author : Senthil Kumar R and Sathya S

This investigation enrolled 75 clinical specimens collected from women with Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) at Perambalur, Tamilnadu, India. Among the 75 samples analysed, 42 were positive for Candida. The candida isolates was recorded higher in vaginal swabs (60%) followed by urine sample (53.3%). The collected clinical samples were from the women patients enrolled at the Government Hospital, Perambalur during January 2016 to March 2016. The isolation and identification of Candida isolates were done by the study of its morphological, cultural and biochemical characteristics. The species level distinguishing colony morphology was done by yeast extract agar culture. The phenotypic results showed that Candida albicans (57.1%) was the predominant species followed by C. glabarata (26.2%) and C. krusei (16.7%). The antibiotic susceptibility study revealed that all the species of Candida isolates were 100% susceptible to Amphotericin B and Nystatin whereas Ketoconazole was evaluated with 90.4% susceptibility.


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