Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 148-151

Isolation of Candida spp. from denture-related stomatitis in Pará, Brazil

Gauch, Lurdete Maria RochaPedrosa, Simone SoaresSilveira-Gomes, FabíolaEsteves, Renata AntunesMarques-da-Silva, Silvia Helena

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.(AU)

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