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A Rare Yeast Causing Vulvovagninatis in Non-Diabetic Elderly Women

Journal: Walawalkar International Medical Journal (Vol.5, No. 1)

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Page : 60-65

Keywords : Candida ciferrii; vaginal vault prolapsed; vulvo-vaginitis in elderly;

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The vault prolapse is important complication in patients following hysterectomy. In old age patients infection is one of the common complications after corrective mesh surgery done for vaginal vault prolapsed. In case of elderly patient advanced age resultinto weaken pelvic ligament is important factor behind such complications following surgery. Most of the time post operative infections are commonly due to bacterial etiological agents. But in immune-deficient patient mainly in those female who has underline chronic disease like diabetes or weaken immune-system due to advanced age, fungal vagnial infection may occur. Here, we report a case of invasive vaginal candidiasis caused by Candida ciferrii in a elderly patient with operated for vagnial vault proplase by mesh repair surgery. She had vault prolapse following hysterectomy. Among mycotic vaginal infection major contributors are yeast species mainly Candida albicans. Non albicans candida species are infrequently isolated. Until now Candida ciferrii hasnot been known to cause vulvo-vaginitis particularly in our konkan region .Thus we added another emerging yeast species in a list of etiological agent causing vaginitis following vaginal vault repair surgery.

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