Effects of smoking on the prevalence and intraoral distribution of Candida albicans.

Abstract

To find out whether smoking affects the prevalence and intraoral distribution of Candida albicans, swabs and saliva samples from 100 healthy persons, smokers and non-smokers were cultured for the presence of this fungus. The prevalence was the same (35%) in both smokers and non-smokers. Among carriers, the mean concentration of C. albicans colony-forming… (More)

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