Natural product HTP screening for antibacterial (E.coli 0157:H7) and anti-inflammatory agents in (LPS from E. coli O111:B4) activated macrophages and microglial cells; focus on sepsis
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.