Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2016 Oct 29;122(4):448-54. Epub 2016 Jun 29.
Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Director of Clinical Affairs, Department of Oral Medicine and Dentistry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
: To determine (1) the prevalence of candidal carriage in patients with oral mucosal disease to be treated with topical immunosuppressive therapy, and (2) the incidence of oral candidiasis among carriers and noncarriers after initiation of therapy to assess any correlation between carriage and the development of candidiasis.Study Design
: Records of patients who underwent swab cultures for Candida between January 2009 and October 2014 at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, were retrospectively reviewed. The prevalence of candidal carriage and incidence of candidiasis were determined by using descriptive statistics. Read More