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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

ABSTRACT

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.