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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 293-295

Estimating the frequency of candida in oral squamous cell carcinoma patients

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Radhika Gadge
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_49_19

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Background : Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the most common cancers affecting the oral cavity. Worldwide, the occurrence of OSCC is estimated to be 26,000 cases annually. Material and Method: It consists of a variety of normal human flora but in an elevated form. In this study, the association between OSCC and Candida was investigated. Twenty samples from patients suffering from OSCC and 20 healthy samples were taken. Results: Both the samples were tested for the presence of Candida. Sabouraud's Dextrose Agar plates were used for a culture which was then incubated to detect the growth of Candida. Colony identification was done using Gram stain. When the growth of Candida on both the groups of samples was compared, the frequency of Candida was found to be significantly higher in patients with OSCC than the healthy individuals. Conclusion: Our results authenticated with the other studies related to OSCC and yeast carriage. More amount of yeast carriage was associated with OSCC patients.

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