A comprehensive study of Candida-specific antibodies in the saliva of human immunodeficiency virus-positive individuals with oropharyngeal candidiasis.

Abstract

Oropharyngeal candidiasis (OPC) is a common oral opportunistic infection among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive individuals. Although most cases of OPC correlate with reduced systemic levels of CD4(+) T cells, the role of humoral immunity in protection against mucosal candidiasis, including OPC, remains questionable. In the present study, a… (More)

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