Department of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, and Periodontics,
University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
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]