[Comparative study of itraconazole and fluconazole therapy in vaginal candidosis].Akush Ginekol (Sofiia). 2004; 43(1):20-3.AG
Women who had symptomatic acute vulvovaginal candidiasis are include in this study. Micological investigation is realized by microscopy, culture method (CHROM agar, BD, USA) and ID 32 C (Fungus), Mini API Bio Merieux, France. Most frequent isolates are Candida albicans (82.67%), followed by C. glabrata (7.8%) and C. parapsilosis (5.51%). We compare two groups of patients: received itraconazole (200 mg bd oral dose for 1 day) and fluconazole (150 mg single oral dose). The rate of mycological cure is 93.8% in the itraconazole group and 79.03% in the fluconazole group (p = 0.008). Clinical response rate for women receiving itraconazole (80%) is significantly higher than fluconazole group (59.7%). These results suggests that itraconazole is more effective than fluconazole in the treatment of acute vulvovaginal candidiasis.