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Incidence of Candida in psoriasis--a study on the fungal flora of psoriatic patients.
Mycoses. 2001 May; 44(3-4):77-81.M

Abstract

The presence of Candida albicans and other Candida species in saliva and faeces of 50 psoriatic patients compared with a control group of 50 healthy donors was examined quantitatively. The quantity of Candida in saliva and faeces of the psoriatics proved to be significantly higher than in the controls. Candida was detected in 78% of the saliva samples of the psoriatics but in only 50% of the controls, and in the faeces samples in 72% of the psoriatics, but in only 46% of the controls. Qualitative analysis revealed a predominance of Candida albicans (saliva, 77%; faeces, 64%) and Candida rugosa (saliva, 28%; faeces, 28%). We did not find a correlation between the severity of the psoriasis according to the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index and the amount of Candida in the saliva or in the faeces. Our results reinforce the hypothesis that C. albicans is one of the triggers to both exacerbation and persistence of psoriasis. We propose that in psoriatics with a significant quantity of Candida in faeces, an antifungal treatment should be considered as an adjuvant treatment of psoriasis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Microbiology, Rappaport Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11413927

Citation

Waldman, A, et al. "Incidence of Candida in Psoriasis--a Study On the Fungal Flora of Psoriatic Patients." Mycoses, vol. 44, no. 3-4, 2001, pp. 77-81.
Waldman A, Gilhar A, Duek L, et al. Incidence of Candida in psoriasis--a study on the fungal flora of psoriatic patients. Mycoses. 2001;44(3-4):77-81.
Waldman, A., Gilhar, A., Duek, L., & Berdicevsky, I. (2001). Incidence of Candida in psoriasis--a study on the fungal flora of psoriatic patients. Mycoses, 44(3-4), 77-81.
Waldman A, et al. Incidence of Candida in Psoriasis--a Study On the Fungal Flora of Psoriatic Patients. Mycoses. 2001;44(3-4):77-81. PubMed PMID: 11413927.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Incidence of Candida in psoriasis--a study on the fungal flora of psoriatic patients. AU - Waldman,A, AU - Gilhar,A, AU - Duek,L, AU - Berdicevsky,I, PY - 2001/6/21/pubmed PY - 2001/8/10/medline PY - 2001/6/21/entrez SP - 77 EP - 81 JF - Mycoses JO - Mycoses VL - 44 IS - 3-4 N2 - The presence of Candida albicans and other Candida species in saliva and faeces of 50 psoriatic patients compared with a control group of 50 healthy donors was examined quantitatively. The quantity of Candida in saliva and faeces of the psoriatics proved to be significantly higher than in the controls. Candida was detected in 78% of the saliva samples of the psoriatics but in only 50% of the controls, and in the faeces samples in 72% of the psoriatics, but in only 46% of the controls. Qualitative analysis revealed a predominance of Candida albicans (saliva, 77%; faeces, 64%) and Candida rugosa (saliva, 28%; faeces, 28%). We did not find a correlation between the severity of the psoriasis according to the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index and the amount of Candida in the saliva or in the faeces. Our results reinforce the hypothesis that C. albicans is one of the triggers to both exacerbation and persistence of psoriasis. We propose that in psoriatics with a significant quantity of Candida in faeces, an antifungal treatment should be considered as an adjuvant treatment of psoriasis. SN - 0933-7407 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11413927/Incidence_of_Candida_in_psoriasis__a_study_on_the_fungal_flora_of_psoriatic_patients_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0933-7407&date=2001&volume=44&issue=3-4&spage=77 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -