Translated title of the contribution: The presence of yeasts in the oral cavity

A. Di Silverio, N. Di Corato, M. Gatti

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Samples were obtained from 72 healthy-mouth patients by scraping the buccal mucosa and cultured in Oxgallager medium for yeasts. At the same time each subject toothbrush was immerged and shaken in the same medium to release any adherent yeasts. Thirty of 72 patients (41.7%) showed yeasts in mouth scrapings (C. albicans 32.19%) and 25 of 51 toothbrush cultures (49.1%) grew yeasts (C albicans 35.2%). Fourteen of 30 carriers (46.6%) had the same yeast in the toothbrush (13 C. albicans and 1 C. parapsilosis). Subjects with dental prosthesis showed a greater amount of yeasts (66.6% of 30). These data suggest a turn-over of yeasts from the mouth to the toothbrush. In addition the dental prothesis appears to act as factor predisposing to yeast colonization.

Translated title of the contributionThe presence of yeasts in the oral cavity
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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