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Candida-associated denture stomatitis

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Candida-associated denture stomatitis was demonstrated by its cultivation in 171 out of 240 patients examined with partial or total dentures. After taking smears from lesions of the oral mucosa (tongue, cheeks, palate) and the contiguous denture surface by cotton wool swabs and inoculating them onto Sabouraud glucose agar and CHROMagarCandida, individual yeast species were identified by a germ tube. filamentous, and assimilation tests employing the commercial kit AuxaColor. SevenCandida species were identified in smears from the oral mucosa lesions and the contiguous denture surface:C. albicans (95 patients),C. tropicalis (26).C. parapsilosis (20),C. krusei (14),C. guilliermondii (12),C. lusitaniae (1) andC. freyschusii (1). Diabetes mellitus, neoplastic diseases, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy were identified as some of the large number of factors predisposing patients to stomatitis prothetica.

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Dorko, E., Jenča, A., Pilipčinec, E. et al. Candida-associated denture stomatitis. Folia Microbiol 46, 443–446 (2001).

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