Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3054
PERURENA LANCHA, Mayda Rosa et al. Candida dubliniensis: need for correct diagnosis. Rev Cubana Med Trop [online]. 2006, vol.58, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3054.
A study of 115 strains, which had been isolated from vaginal smears and identified at the beginning as Candida albicans, was conducted to find out if there was Candida dubliniensis in Cuba. The growth of those isolates that due to their morphological characteristics were identifified as either C. albicans or C. dubliniensis was checked up at 42˚ in Sabouraud agar. C. albicans was the predominant species (88,69%). For the first time in Cuba, 13 C. dubliniensis strains were presumptively identified. The achieved results are of great benefit because they will contribute to the conduction of epidemiological and resistance studies to antifungicidal products.
Palavras-chave : Vaginal candidiasis; Candida albicans; Candida dubliniensis.