Oral candidiasis in cancer patients.


Journal Article

Oral candidiasis in cancer patients is an infection for which inconsistent diagnostic and therapeutic strategies currently prevail. Recent studies have shown its potential importance in the development of systemic candidiasis. A clinical and cytologic study was undertaken on 52 consecutive cancer patients admitted to our institution. Although the incidence of clinical candidiasis was low (8%), 27% of patients harbored evidence of subclinical colonization by Candida. In addition, a significant correlation was found between candidal colonization and low absolute lymphocyte counts. The significance of these findings in relation to systemic candidiasis and rationale for therapy are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rodu, B; Griffin, IL; Gockerman, JP

Published Date

  • March 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 77 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 312 - 314

PubMed ID

  • 6701616

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6701616

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007611-198403000-00011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States