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Candida-Associated Denture Stomatitis: Clinical Relevant Aspects

Andréa Araújo de Vasconcellos1*, Amanda Araújo de Vasconcellos2, Rômulo Bomfim Chagas3 and Letícia Machado Gonçalves4

1Faculty of Dentistry, Federal University of Ceará, Sobral, Ceará, Brazil

2Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

3Faculty of Dentistry, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

4Ceuma University, UNICEUMA, São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil

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Received Date: June 06, 2014; Accepted Date: July 14, 2014; Published Date: July 20, 2014

Citation: Araújo de Vasconcellos A, Araújo de Vasconcellos A, Chagas RB and Gonçalves LM (2014) Candida-Associated Denture Stomatitis: Clinical Relevant Aspects. Clin Microbial 3:160. doi:10.4172/2327-5073.1000160

Copyright: © 2014 Vasconcellos AA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Candida-associated denture stomatitis is a common fungal infection that affects removable denture wearers. Although Candida spp are considered commensal fungal in the oral cavity, changes in local and/or systemic predisposing factors related to the host conditions may lead to pathogenic form and cause disease. The clinical manifestations are usually associated with the predisposing factors, changing from no symptoms to severe pain and difficulty swallowing. The therapeutic strategies commonly adopted in the clinical practice are the use of topical and/or systemic antifungal, in addition to removing mechanically the plaque from denture surfaces and from underlying mucosa and giving instructions about the correct oral hygiene to the patient. In this context, considering the high prevalence of this disease, a review about the etiology, risk factors, clinical manifestations and therapy management of these patients is of utmost importance.


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