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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1997 Nov;16(11):848-51.

Increased adherence of Candida albicans to buccal epithelial cells from patients with AIDS.

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Institute of Medical Microbiology, Technical University of Munich, Germany.


The adherence of six clinical Candida albicans isolates to buccal epithelial cells obtained from AIDS patients, solid organ transplant recipients and healthy individuals was compared. It was shown that Candida albicans bound in significantly greater numbers to epithelial cells obtained from AIDS patients than to those from healthy individuals or transplant patients, and that the adherence capacity varied among the strains tested.

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