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Oral Candidiasis

  • Scott S. De RossiEmail author
  • Katharine Ciarrocca
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Abstract

Important facts about oral candida infections:
  • Commonly cause acute or chronic multiple lesions.

  • Are caused by an opportunistic unicellular yeastlike fungus, a natural inhabitant of the oral microbial flora in over 50% of healthy individuals.

  • Are related to xerostomia, diabetes, immunosuppression, use of broad spectrum antibiotics.

  • Clinical diagnosis can be confirmed with gram stain and culture.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oral Health and Diagnostic SciencesUNC School of DentistryChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Oral Health and Diagnostic SciencesAugusta University Dental College of GeorgiaAugustaUSA

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