[Evaluation of an agglutination method of latex particles sensitized for the detection of vaginal candidiasis].

Abstract

We assayed clinically and experimentally a rapid method for detection of Candida in vagina by slide latex agglutination test (SLA). A total of 50 vaginal swabs from women with clinical evidence of candidiasis were examined for yeast by microscopical examination, mycological culture and compared with the Candida antigen test. We also studied experimentally the sensibility of the SLA test. We found better results with SLA than microscopy for rapid diagnosis. Of the women with certain vaginal candidiasis, 60% were diagnosed by microscopy and 100% by SLA. SLA provided similar information than culture, but is faster and the clinician can use its information choosing the appropriate antifungal treatment.

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@article{Cabronero1990EvaluationOA, title={[Evaluation of an agglutination method of latex particles sensitized for the detection of vaginal candidiasis].}, author={M C Cabronero and Eliana Campos and J J Picazo and Julian Romero}, journal={Medicina clínica}, year={1990}, volume={94 9}, pages={329-32} }