A Three-year Retrospective Analysis of Vaginitis Agents in Patients Admitted to a Private Hospital

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Kırıkkale Üniversitesi

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Objective: In this study, we aimed to present the pathogens detected as vaginal infection agents isolated from vaginal swab samples in adult patients admitted to the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of a private hospital in Istanbul for three years retrospectively. Material and Methods: Vaginal swabs of adult non-pregnant patients admitted to Gynecology and Obstetrics outpatient clinics of a private hospital in Istanbul between 2016-2018 were included in this study. The samples were transferred quickly to the laboratory after sampling, and the infectious agents were identified with conventional bacterial culture methods. Results: Identification results of 314 vaginal swab samples revealed that 28 (8.92%) had C. albicans, 13 (5.73%) had pathogens that cause aerobic vaginitis, and five (1.59%) had bacterial vaginosis agents. C. albicans was the highest among agents with a frequency of 8.92%, followed by E. coli (2.23%). Conclusion: Our retrospective analysis revealed that C. albicans is the most frequent pathogen causing vaginitis in our hospital. As the pathogens causing vaginitis vary from region to region, we believe that monitorization of the epidemiological data is important.


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Vaginitis, Candida albicans, Retrospective analysis


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