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Oral Candida: Clearance, Colonization, or Candidiasis?

Oral Candida: Clearance, Colonization, or Candidiasis?

R.D. Cannon, A.R. Holmes, A.B. Mason, and B.C. Monk


Hippocrates, as early as 377 BCE, reported oral lesions that were probably caused by Candida (Odds, 1988). The genus Candida is comprised of about 150 fungal species that are assigned to the family deuteromycetes, since almost all lack a sexual stage. Seven of these species (C. albicans, C. tropicalis, C. parapsilosis, C. krusei, C. kefyr, C. glabrata, and C. guilliermondii) are recognized as medically important pathogens. C. albicans is the most prevalent yeast isolated from the human body as a commensal or as an opportunistic pathogen.


http://jdr.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/74/5/1152.pdf




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