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Odontoestomatología

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Abstract

CASNATI, Beatriz E et al. Valoración del tratamiento local de la candidosis oral. Correlación etiológica. Odontoestomatología [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.18, pp.66-75. ISSN 1688-9339.

The oral candidosis is an opportunist infection caused by fungus that belongs to Candida genro. Recently years, there has been a significant increase in the incidence of human fungal infections. Objectives. To recognize the main clinical types observed at the Dental School of the Universidad de la República. To evaluate the clinical response to local therapy. To establish the relationship between average recovery period and predisposing factors observed. Methodology. Fifty one patients out of 279 clinically examined were found to be infected. Antimicotic external treatment, correction of predisposing factors and clinical follow-up controls were implemented after 7, 14 and 21 days. Results. Average age: 53 years; main location: palate; clinical presentation: 54% chronic erythematous; 73% of patients recovered between 14 to 21 days after the treatment, only 26% healed in a longer period. Conclusions. A first nacional study of oral candidosis was performed based on clinical diagnosis, supported by the microbiological and histopathological laboratory. The response rate to local therapy was shown and confirmed the need for prolonged treatment in the subgroup of smokers

Keywords : oral candidosis; local therapy.

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