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 contribution||Progression to AIDS and oral candidiasis in drug addicts|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1996|
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