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Commensal and pathogen: Candida albicans

Journal: Annals of Geriatric Education and Medical Sciences (Vol.4, No. 1)

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Page : 18-21

Keywords : Candidiasis; Steroids; Denture stomatitis; Angular cheilitis;

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Candida albicans is ubiquitous, dimorphic yeast which resides in oral cavity as commensal. But it also acts as pathogen under certain specific circumstances and causing most common infection of oral cavity called oral thrush. An extensive review is made to discuss various forms of candida infection, predisposing factors and management of candidal infection.

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