Vulvovaginal candidiasis is common presenting feature in pregnant women attending antenatal clinic with symptoms of pruritis, vaginal discharge, erythema, splash dysuria. Diagnosis is based on per speculum examination and discharge being taken for Gram stain and culture which is used for diagnosis. Vaginal candidiasis is more common in third trimester and in multigravidas, associated with pregnancy complications of Abortion, preterm labour and congenital candida infection, this indicates it should diagnosed early and treated to prevent such catastrope.
Methodology and Results: It was prospective study carried over a period of one year. 200.
Patients were included in this study, prevelance of vaginal candidiasis in our study was 40%. It was more in multigravidas and more in 3rd trimester of the symptoms most common symptom was vaginal discharge noted in 100% of patients.
Conclusion: Because of adverse pregnancy effects of candida it needs early diagnosis and treatment.