Survey of vaginal-flora Candida species isolates from women of different age groups by use of species-specific PCR detection

J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Apr;46(4):1501-3. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02485-07. Epub 2008 Feb 27.

Abstract

A retrospective survey of 93,775 samples testing positive in Candida species-specific PCR tests performed on cervicovaginal swabs over a 4-year period demonstrated consistent yearly distributions of Candida albicans (89%), C. glabrata (7.9%), C. parapsilosis (1.7%), and C. tropicalis (1.4%). However, the species distributions among different age groups revealed increases in the percentages of non-albicans species with increases in age.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Candida / classification*
  • Candida / genetics
  • Candida / isolation & purification*
  • Candida albicans / classification
  • Candida albicans / genetics
  • Candida albicans / isolation & purification
  • Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal / epidemiology*
  • Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal / microbiology*
  • Cervix Uteri / microbiology
  • DNA, Fungal
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycological Typing Techniques
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods
  • Species Specificity
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Vagina / microbiology*

Substances

  • DNA, Fungal