Inhibition of adherence of Candida albicans to acrylic by a chitin derivative

@article{Segal1992InhibitionOA,
  title={Inhibition of adherence of Candida albicans to acrylic by a chitin derivative},
  author={Esther Segal and Ilana Kremer and Dan Dayan},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={8},
  pages={350-355}
}
The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of a chitin derivative (CSE) on the adherence of Candida albicans to acrylic. Fungal adherence to acrylic dentures is considered an essential step in the development of denture stomatitis. Adherence of C. albicans to acrylic pieces (5 × 5mm) was assessed microscopically using a calibrated ocular objective and expressed as number of adherent yeasts/mm2 of acrylic. CSE was prepared from commercial chitin (crab shell) and from chitin isolated from… CONTINUE READING

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