Influence of candida infection on denture stomatitis

Sanja Hadžić, Amira Dedić, Mirjana Gojkov-Vukelić, Enes Pašić, Ladislav Ožegović, Edina Bešlagić


Objective. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influenceof candida infection on denture stomatitis. Patients andMethods. Our study included 90 examinees of both sexes andall of them were wearers of mobile prosthetic devices for atleast a year. On the basis of the anamnesis data and clinicalcheck-up, the examinees were divided into 6 groups. In themethodology framework palate and denture plate scrapingswere taken. For identification of Candida albicans and nonalbicansCandida species the blastesis (germ) test, cultivationon the chromo-phyl base (Chrom agar) and the Candidaassimilation test (API test) were used. Results. The resultsshowed that denture stomatitis was detected in 50% of thecases. The proof of the interrelation between Candida albicansand denture stomatitis is the highly significant positivepalate culture finding to Candida albicans and the dentureplate culture finding. Conclusion. Denture stomatitis is a localdeterminant for stronger adherence of Candida albicanswith consequent pathologic implications for the oral mucousmembranes.


Candidiasis, Denture stomatitis

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