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Diagnosis and management of oral candidosis

Lewis, Michael ORCID: and Williams, David ORCID: 2017. Diagnosis and management of oral candidosis. British Dental Journal 223 , 675 -681. 10.1038/sj.bdj.2017.886

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Candida is a fungus (yeast) that is generally regarded as a normal and harmless member of the oral microbiome in humans. Should host defences against these commensals be compromised in any way then Candida can cause clinical signs and symptoms, which manifest as distinct forms of oral candidosis (candidiasis). Candida albicans is the most frequently isolated candidal species from the oral cavity, although a range of non-C. albicans Candida species are being increasingly encountered. The basic principle of the management of candidosis is to identify and eliminate any underlying host predisposing factor. However, in many cases, antifungal therapy will also be required as part of initial management. This article will provide an overview of the isolation, identification and pathogenicity of Candida species encountered within the mouth and relate these to clinical management of oral candidosis. Word count:

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 0007-0610
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 January 2018
Date of Acceptance: 25 August 2017
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 18:05

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