Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003381
Title: Causes and prevention of oral candidiasis in South Indian population
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Oral candidiasis is one of the most oral fungal infections. It is caused by the members of the Candida species. It is marked by the appearance of numerous white patches in the oral cavity, especially on the tongue and the buccal mucosa. This infection is caused mainly by Candida albicans, which is a part of the normal microflora of the oral cavity. Its growth increases due to poor oral hygiene especially in people with dentures (either removable or fixed). Hence, this study focuses on the causes and the prevention parameters of oral candidiasis rather than its treatment. Materials and Methods: A total of 40 people aging from 50 to 90 years old denture wearers who have or had oral candidiasis in their past were studied. Their denture cleaning habits, their diet, their smoking habits, and their drug intake (if any) were recorded. A tabular column was created and their responses were recorded. Results: It was found that candida growth was more in 60–70 years patients, with a rich carbohydrate diet, asthmatics, who did not religiously clean their dentures. No concrete proof was found to relate smoking and growth of candida. Conclusion: Oral candidiasis is a fungal infection which affects older denture patients who had a rich carbohydrate diet, who were asthmatics, and who did not maintain proper oral hygiene. A relationship between smoking and candida growth could not be established.

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    Prabhav Kumar Iyer1 , R. Gayatri Devi 2 *, A. Jyothipriya2

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    1 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayatri Devi, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Technical and Medical Science, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Prabhav Kumar Iyer1 , R. Gayatri Devi 2 *, A. Jyothipriya2

    Title:Causes and prevention of oral candidiasis in South Indian population
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (April)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (981-985)
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    Methodology:oral candidiasis, Causes and prevention
    Research Materials:South Indian population

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Candida Carbohydrate Denture HIV Smoking

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