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Candida albicans and bacterial vaginosis can coexist on Pap smears.
Acta Cytol. 2012; 56(5):515-9.AC

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The aim of our study was to study the relationship of blastospores and pseudohyphae in Papanicolaou (Pap) smears and Nugent scores for bacterial vaginosis (BV).

STUDY DESIGN

A total of 471 Pap smears with Candida albicans were reviewed. The presence of blastospores and pseudohyphae was established. The Pap smears were restained with the Gram stain method to evaluate the bacterial flora according to the Nugent scoring system.

RESULTS

Of the 471 Pap smears, blastospores and pseudohyphae were observed in 62.8% (296/471) and 37.2% (175/471) of the smears, and displayed symptoms in 4.4% (13/296) and 43.4% (76/175), respectively. A significant difference was found between these 2 groups (p < 0.0001). A positive BV Nugent score (≥ 7) was found in 22.1% (104/471) of the C. albicans cases. Blastospores and pseudohyphae with BV were 14.2% (42/296) and 35.4% (62/175), respectively. These high Nugent scores indicate statistically significant differences (p < 0.0001).

CONCLUSION

C. albicans and BV can coexist. The presence of blastospores in these C. albicans cases was negatively related to symptoms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pathology at The Third Affiliated Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23075892

Citation

Wei, Qingzhu, et al. "Candida Albicans and Bacterial Vaginosis Can Coexist On Pap Smears." Acta Cytologica, vol. 56, no. 5, 2012, pp. 515-9.
Wei Q, Fu B, Liu J, et al. Candida albicans and bacterial vaginosis can coexist on Pap smears. Acta Cytol. 2012;56(5):515-9.
Wei, Q., Fu, B., Liu, J., Zhang, Z., & Zhao, T. (2012). Candida albicans and bacterial vaginosis can coexist on Pap smears. Acta Cytologica, 56(5), 515-9. https://doi.org/10.1159/000339155
Wei Q, et al. Candida Albicans and Bacterial Vaginosis Can Coexist On Pap Smears. Acta Cytol. 2012;56(5):515-9. PubMed PMID: 23075892.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Candida albicans and bacterial vaginosis can coexist on Pap smears. AU - Wei,Qingzhu, AU - Fu,Bo, AU - Liu,Jianghuan, AU - Zhang,Zhixiong, AU - Zhao,Tong, Y1 - 2012/09/27/ PY - 2012/01/19/received PY - 2012/04/26/accepted PY - 2012/10/19/entrez PY - 2012/10/19/pubmed PY - 2013/1/31/medline SP - 515 EP - 9 JF - Acta cytologica JO - Acta Cytol VL - 56 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to study the relationship of blastospores and pseudohyphae in Papanicolaou (Pap) smears and Nugent scores for bacterial vaginosis (BV). STUDY DESIGN: A total of 471 Pap smears with Candida albicans were reviewed. The presence of blastospores and pseudohyphae was established. The Pap smears were restained with the Gram stain method to evaluate the bacterial flora according to the Nugent scoring system. RESULTS: Of the 471 Pap smears, blastospores and pseudohyphae were observed in 62.8% (296/471) and 37.2% (175/471) of the smears, and displayed symptoms in 4.4% (13/296) and 43.4% (76/175), respectively. A significant difference was found between these 2 groups (p < 0.0001). A positive BV Nugent score (≥ 7) was found in 22.1% (104/471) of the C. albicans cases. Blastospores and pseudohyphae with BV were 14.2% (42/296) and 35.4% (62/175), respectively. These high Nugent scores indicate statistically significant differences (p < 0.0001). CONCLUSION: C. albicans and BV can coexist. The presence of blastospores in these C. albicans cases was negatively related to symptoms. SN - 0001-5547 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23075892/Candida_albicans_and_bacterial_vaginosis_can_coexist_on_Pap_smears_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000339155 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -