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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 617-619

Role of candida albicans in denture stomatitis

1 Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dental Sciences KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, India
2 Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, PDU Dental College, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
3 Reader, Department of Prosthodontcs, MA Rangoonwala Dental College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
4 Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dr DY Patil Dental College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Chetan Hoshing
Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dental Sciences KIMSDU F-3 Sanjeevan Apartments, Clop Krishna Hospital, Karad, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1234

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Despite therapeutic progress, opportunistic oral fungal infectious diseases have increased in prevalence, especially in denture wearers. The combination of entrapment of yeast cells in irregularities in denture-base and denture-relining materials, poor oral hygiene and several systemic factors are the most probable cause for the onset of this infectious disease. Hence, colonization and growth on prostheses by Candida species are of clinical importance- Candida albicans is a dimorphic yeast strongly Gram-positive able to live as normal commensal organism in the oral cavity of healthy people- It is the yeast more frequently isolated in the oral cavity. Under local and systemic factors related to the host conditions, it becomes virulent and responsible of oral diseases known as oral candidiasis. The purpose of this review is to critically discuss several key factors controlling the adhesion of Candida species which are relevant to denture-associated stomatitis.

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