Progressione verso l'AIDS e candidosi orale in un gruppo di tossicodipendenti

Translated title of the contribution: Progression to AIDS and oral candidiasis in drug addicts

R. Urso, S. Pacilli, G. Schettino, P. Tedesco, G. Fatigante

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The association of oral candidosis with AIDS is well known. The prevalence of oral colonization with Candida albicans was studied in 132 intravenous drug users of whom 58 had anti-HIV antibodies. Oral carriage of Candida was most prevalent among HIV-seropositive addicts (75,9%). In 53 HIV-positive subjects, suffering from oral candidiasis, CD4+ lymphocytes were counted. The decrease of CD4+ lymphocytes was moderately associated with the number of cultural colonies of Candida. Therefore, the presence of oral candidiasis may confer useful prognostic information.

Translated title of the contributionProgression to AIDS and oral candidiasis in drug addicts
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalGazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1996

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