Frequency and Distribution of Candida Species from Denture Wearers
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Species of Candida were isolated from 100 denture wearers, who were examined for grade of denture stomatitis, degree of denture plaque accumulation and other clinical features. Candida albicans was the dominant species isolated from denture surfaces followed by Torulopsis glabrata and Candida tropicalis. Statistical analysis of the results revealed close relationships between the grade of denture stomatitis and the degree of denture plaque accumulation or the fungal concentration on the denture surface, and also between the degree of denture plaque accumulation and fungal concentration on the denture surface. Furthermore, the grade of denture stomatitis correlated with the period of denture wearing but not with the patient's age. The fungal concentration on denture surface also correlated with the patient's age and the period of denture wearing.
Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences
Hiroshima University School of Medicine