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Isolation of Candida spp. from denture-related stomatitis in Pará, Brazil
- Gauch, Lurdete Maria Rocha, Pedrosa, Simone Soares, Silveira-Gomes, Fabíola, Esteves, Renata Antunes, Marques-da-Silva, Silvia Helena
- Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 2017
- Candida, microbiology, mouth, Brazil
- The aim of this study was to isolate and identify Candida species from the oral cavity of denture wearers with denture-related stomatitis who were attended at the University Federal of Pará (Belém City, Pará State, Brazil). A total of 36 denture wearers with denture-related stomatitis were included, and type I (50%), type II (33%) and type III (17%) stomatitis were observed. Candida spp. were isolated from 89% of the cases and included five different Candida species. C. albicans was the most frequently recovered species (78% of the cases), followed by C. famata and C. tropicalis. We observed a significant association between Candida species isolation and unsatisfactory denture condition (p=0.0017). Our results demonstrated the highly frequency of Candida species isolation in denture wearers with denture-related stomatitis and showed the relationship between these species and poor denture maintenance.