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Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1993 Nov;76(5):570-2.

Oral carriage of Candida in healthy and HIV-seropositive persons.

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Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa.


The prevalence of oral colonization with Candida species was studied in 28 HIV-seropositive and 28 healthy persons. Candida was cultured from 75% and 68% of HIV-positive and control persons, respectively, with a significantly higher density carriage in the HIV-seropositive group. Positive smears were seen in 39% of all patients. Candida albicans was the most frequently isolated species with Biotype 1 accounting for 56% of the isolates. Resistance to antifungal agents was seen in Candida strains isolated from both groups.

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