Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Comparison of the Enzymatic Activities of Candida Species in Women with Vaginitis

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Comparison of the Enzymatic Activities of Candida Species in Women with Vaginitis

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Background: The aim of this study was to assess the enzy- matic activity of Candida species isolated from the vagina of women with vaginal candidiasis.

Methods: The research was performed on 250 vaginal sam- ples from patients referred to health centers in Khuzestan province. After isolation and identification of Candida spe- cies, enzyme activities hemolysin α, hemolysin β, esterase and proteinase were measured in the laboratory. To calculate In- dex of each enzyme, the colony diameter was divided on the clear zone diameter or Sediment created, and the number 1 shows no enzymatic activity (Index=(colony diameter)?(clear zone diameter or Sediment diameter) ).

Results: Of the 250 samples, 80 (32%) Candida isolates were recovered. respectively, Candida albicans , 52 (65%), C. glabrata 12 (15%), C. dubliniensis, 10 (5/12%), C. Crusei 4 (5%) and C. tropicalis and C. …

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