Faculty Articles

Title

Oral candidiasis in cancer patients.

ISBN or ISSN

0038-4348

Publication Title

Southern medical journal

Volume

77

Issue

3

Publication Date / Copyright Date

3-1-1984

First Page

312

Last Page

314

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Abstract

Oral candidiasis in cancer patients is an infection for which inconsistent diagnostic and therapeutic strategies currently prevail. Recent studies have shown its potential importance in the development of systemic candidiasis. A clinical and cytologic study was undertaken on 52 consecutive cancer patients admitted to our institution. Although the incidence of clinical candidiasis was low (8%), 27% of patients harbored evidence of subclinical colonization by Candida. In addition, a significant correlation was found between candidal colonization and low absolute lymphocyte counts. The significance of these findings in relation to systemic candidiasis and rationale for therapy are discussed.

Disciplines

Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy

Keywords

Candida, Candidiasis, Oral, Humans, Neoplasm Metastasis, Neoplasms

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