September 2019, Vol. 4, No. 9, pp 232-237.
Occurrence of Vaginal Candidiasis among Pregnant Women attending Antenatal in Doma Clinic, Gombe, Gombe State, Nigeria
Luka Ayuba¹, Menegbe Zainab Favour², Umoh Obongemem Enefiok¹, Olaleye Oluwaseun Abigail³
¹Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria.
²Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, Gombe State University, Gombe State, Nigeria.
³Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usman Danfodio University Sokoto, Nigeria.
*Corresponding author’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The present study was aimed at isolating, identifying, evaluating and the occurrence of vaginal candidiasis among pregnant women attending antenatal in Doma clinic, Gombe, Nigeria was determined. A total of fifty (50) pregnant women were examined. Samples of high vaginal swabs were collected from each patient and processed using standard mycological methods. The isolates obtained were related to number of pregnancy (gravidae), 25 (65.5%) were multi-gravidae while 13(25.5%) were primi-gravidae. Pregnant women in the second trimester of pregnancy had the highest incidence of candidiasis (52.5%), followed by third trimester (31.5%) while the least (16%) was obtained in first trimester. The isolates were also related to age, the age range of 21-25 years had the highest occurrence (39.5%), followed by age range of 26-30 years (26.5%) then 31-35 years (18.5) and 16-20 years had the least occurrence (15.5%). The results of this study revealed a high occurrence of vaginal candidiasis among pregnant women attending Doma clinic, Gombe, Nigeria in the period of study.
Keywords: Antenatal; Candidiasis; Pregnancy; Candida; Gravidae.
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