1976 年 15 巻 2 号 p. 97-101
Little attention has been directed in Japan to “Torulopsis glabrata” and its infectious disease, Torulopsis glabrata vaginitis. Until now, a great many clinicians have been likely to misunderstand the illness as “Candida albicans vaginitis”, because of the similarity of the symptoms between them. However, each of the fungi belongs to another genus in mycology, and exact observation has proved that they have different biological characteristics and pathogenicity. A brief review, with special reference to vaginal smear findings of Torulopsis glabrata vaginitis by PAP-stain was pre sented and discussed by the author. For correct diagnosis of Torulopsis glabrata vaginitis, not only cytological technique, but also culture and identification of the clinical material would be necessary.