Oral Candida: clearance, colonization, or candidiasis?

  title={Oral Candida: clearance, colonization, or candidiasis?},
  author={Richard David Cannon and Ann R. Holmes and A Brett Mason and Brian C Monk},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={74 5},
Candida albicans is frequently isolated from the human mouth, yet few carriers develop clinical signs of candidiasis. Oral candidiasis presents clinically in many forms. This reflects the ability of the yeast to colonize different oral surfaces and the variety of factors which predispose the host to Candida colonization and subsequent infection. Colonization of the oral cavity appears to be facilitated by several specific adherence interactions between C. albicans and oral surfaces which enable… CONTINUE READING

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