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Mycoses. 2003 Jun;46(5-6):192-6.

Use of Punica granatum as an antifungal agent against candidosis associated with denture stomatitis.

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Department of Clinical and Social Dentistry, Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brazil.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of a gel containing the extract of Punica granatum as an antifungal agent against candidosis associated with denture stomatitis. Sixty patients with denture stomatitis confirmed by clinical and mycologic examination were selected. The patients were randomly allocated in two groups of 30 individuals each according to the medication prescribed: group A used miconazole (Daktarin(R) gel oral) and group B used a gel of P. granatum Linné (pomegranate). Both groups used the medicines three times per day for 15 days. Forty-eight hours after finishing the treatment the patients were re-examined and a second set of samples was collected for mycologic examination. The medicines were evaluated for their clinical response and negativity for Candida. The clinical results showed a satisfactory and regular response in 27 and 21 subjects of groups A and B, respectively. Negativity of yeasts was observed in 25 subjects of group A and 23 of group B. It can be concluded that the extract of P. granatum may be used as a topical antifungal agent for the treatment of candidosis associated with denture stomatitis.

PMID:
12801361
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