Prophylaxis of oropharyngeal candidiasis with clotrimazole.

A total of 202 evaluable cancer patients were randomly assigned to receive or not receive oral clotrimazole as antifungal prophylaxis during hospitalization. Oropharyngeal candidiasis occurred in 1% of the former patients and 27% of the latter patients (P less than .00001). Candida sp were cultured from the initial throat specimens of 53 control patients… CONTINUE READING