Isolation of Candida species from the oral cavity and fingertips of complete denture wearers.

@article{Nagaral2014IsolationOC,
  title={Isolation of Candida species from the oral cavity and fingertips of complete denture wearers.},
  author={Suresh Nagaral and Raviraj G Desai and Vikas Kamble and Anand Kumar G Patil},
  journal={The journal of contemporary dental practice},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={712-6}
}
BACKGROUND Wearing a dental prosthesis is known to increase oral candidal colonization and predispose the wearer to oral candidosis. Denture wearers frequently use fingers to take the prosthesis out of their mouth. Oral Candida, if present may contaminate wearer's finger. The objective of this study was to investigate the simultaneous candidal colonization of oral cavity and fingertips of complete denture wearers. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 25 apparently healthy male subjects who had… CONTINUE READING