Adherence of Candida albicans strains isolated from AIDS patients. Comparison with pathogenic yeasts isolated from patients without HIV infection.


The adherence of yeasts to oral mucous cells is one of the main characteristics of the pathogenicity of this fungus. We studied adherence by means of a radiometric test to improve the method. We compared a sample of 40 strains of Candida albicans isolated from the buccal mucosa of HIV-infected patients with 40 strains isolated from non-HIV patients. We… (More)


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