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Annals of Geriatric Education and Medical Sciences

Commensal and pathogen: Candida albicans

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Author Details : Sukhpal Kaur, Sanjeev Soni, Riponjot Singh

Volume : 4, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 18-21

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Candida albicans is ubiquitous, dimorphic yeast which resides in oral cavity as commensal. But it also acts as pathogen under certain specific circumstances and causing most common infection of oral cavity called oral thrush. An extensive review is made to discuss various forms of candida infection, predisposing factors and management of candidal infection.

Keywords: Candidiasis, Steroids, Denture stomatitis, Angular cheilitis

How to cite : Kaur S, Soni S, Singh R, Commensal and pathogen: Candida albicans. Ann Geriatr Educ Med Sci 2017;4(1):18-21

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