17. Frequency of Vaginal Candidiasis amongst Pregnant Women: A Cross-Sectional Study
Lubna Naz1, Shabnam Naz3, Vijia Kumar Gemnani2, Kanwal Gul4, Sarmad Jamal Siddiqui2 and Pritya1
Objective: This study evaluated the frequency of vaginal candidiasis among pregnant women.
Study Design: Cross-Sectional Study
Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Antenatal Care Clinic Sheikh Zaid Hospital Larkana from February 2019 to June 2020.
Materials and Methods: A total of 384 pregnant women were including in the study at High vaginal swabs were taken from these women for gram staining and culture to diagnosis the candidiasis.
Results: A total of 384 samples of pregnant women were examined, 216 were positive, the frequency of vaginal candidiasis showed 56.2%. The age group 21 to 30 years showing the highest number 133(61.6%) of positive candidiasis. Multigravida 188(87%) was more commonly affected than primigravida 28(13%) and commonly seen in the third trimester 136(63.0%).
Conclusion: In the study, a very high frequency of vaginal candidiasis was observed among women, so there is a keen need for related health education programs for awareness, besides effective antennal care system for early diagnosis/screening as well as prompt treatment of vagina candidiasis in pregnant women.
Key Words: Frequency, Vaginal, Candidiasis, Women, Clinic
Citation of article: Naz L, Naz S, Gemnani VK, Gul K, Siddiqui SJ, Pritya. Frequency of Vaginal Candidiasis amongst Pregnant Women: A Cross-Sectional Study. Med Forum 2020;31(11): 77-80.