Oral candidosis in patients with removable dentures.

Dar-Odeh NS, Shehabi AA.



Mycoses. 2003 Jun;46(5-6):187-91.



Department of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, and Periodontics, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. deoaah@ju.edu.jo

The prevalence of Candida species with and without denture-related stomatitis were evaluated in 167 Jordanian patients. The study revealed that 47 (28%) of the patients with denture-related stomatitis were colonized with Candida species (clinical group). Candida albicans was responsible for most cases of denture-related stomatitis (72%), and it was the only species capable of secreting aspartic proteinases. The study also indicated that candidal colonization was not influenced by predisposing haematological deficiencies, as both the clinical and control patient groups showed comparable haematological parameters and the differences were not significant (P > 0.05). All Candida species isolates were 100% susceptible to amphotericin B, while these isolates were less susceptible (25-75%) to fluconazole.

PMID: 12801360 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]