Strain-related differences in pathogenicity of Candida albicans for oral mucosa.


Fifty female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into five groups of 10 animals and were given a low concentration (0.01%) of tetracycline in drinking water. Four of the groups were orally inoculated weekly with the yeast Candida albicans for a period of 25 weeks. Each group received a different strain. Three of the four strains of yeast were consistently… (More)