Suun hiivainfektioiden diagnostiikka ja hoitoperiaatteet.

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnosis and treatment of oral candidosis

Riina Rautemaa-Richardson, Veli Jukka Antilla

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Abstract

Oral candidosis is a mixed yeast-bacterial biofilm infection. Candida albicans is the most common causative agent although other Candida species are seen in medically compromised patients with a history of liberal azole usage. C. albicans is usually susceptible to all commonly used antifungals when tested in vitro. However, candida biofilms are highly resistant to most antifungals. Therefore, treatment of oral candidosis requires mechanical breakage of the biofilm in combination with topical polyenes. Azoles should be avoided in cases of recurrent infections due to risk of selection of resistant strains. Occasionally oral thrush is a symptom of an undiagnosed systemic disease.

Translated title of the contributionDiagnosis and treatment of oral candidosis
Original languageFinnish
Pages (from-to)174-180
Number of pages7
JournalDuodecim
Volume126
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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