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Oral candidal carriage in children with and without dental caries.
Quintessence Int. 2007 Jan; 38(1):45-9.QI

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

An epidemiologic study of 213 healthy children was carried out in 2 age groups (4 to 6 and 7 to 12 years) to determine the potential relationships between oral Candida and dental status.

METHOD AND MATERIALS

For each child included, a dental examination and mycologic investigation were conducted. The dental examination determined the index values for decayed and filled primary teeth (df-t) and decayed, missing, and filled permanent teeth (DMF-T).

RESULTS

In the 4- to 6-year age group, the frequency of oral Candida in children with moderate and high df-t indexes was statistically higher than in caries-free children. By comparison, in the 7- to 12-year age group, high frequency of Candida was observed only in children with high dental indexes (both df-t and DMF-T), but it was not significant. Generally, the intensity of candidal carriage in Candida-positive children was low, and it was not varied as a function of dental caries. Candida albicans was more frequently isolated, and it was the only species present in caries-free children. Other identified species were observed in children with different values of dental indexes.

CONCLUSIONS

Mycologic examination may constitute a contributory role for epidemiologic studies of dental caries, especially in children under 7 years of age.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Microbiology, School of Dentistry, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. banuygun@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17216907

Citation

Ugun-Can, Banu, et al. "Oral Candidal Carriage in Children With and Without Dental Caries." Quintessence International (Berlin, Germany : 1985), vol. 38, no. 1, 2007, pp. 45-9.
Ugun-Can B, Kadir T, Akyüz S. Oral candidal carriage in children with and without dental caries. Quintessence Int. 2007;38(1):45-9.
Ugun-Can, B., Kadir, T., & Akyüz, S. (2007). Oral candidal carriage in children with and without dental caries. Quintessence International (Berlin, Germany : 1985), 38(1), 45-9.
Ugun-Can B, Kadir T, Akyüz S. Oral Candidal Carriage in Children With and Without Dental Caries. Quintessence Int. 2007;38(1):45-9. PubMed PMID: 17216907.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Oral candidal carriage in children with and without dental caries. AU - Ugun-Can,Banu, AU - Kadir,Tanju, AU - Akyüz,Serap, PY - 2007/1/16/pubmed PY - 2007/2/8/medline PY - 2007/1/16/entrez SP - 45 EP - 9 JF - Quintessence international (Berlin, Germany : 1985) JO - Quintessence Int VL - 38 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVES: An epidemiologic study of 213 healthy children was carried out in 2 age groups (4 to 6 and 7 to 12 years) to determine the potential relationships between oral Candida and dental status. METHOD AND MATERIALS: For each child included, a dental examination and mycologic investigation were conducted. The dental examination determined the index values for decayed and filled primary teeth (df-t) and decayed, missing, and filled permanent teeth (DMF-T). RESULTS: In the 4- to 6-year age group, the frequency of oral Candida in children with moderate and high df-t indexes was statistically higher than in caries-free children. By comparison, in the 7- to 12-year age group, high frequency of Candida was observed only in children with high dental indexes (both df-t and DMF-T), but it was not significant. Generally, the intensity of candidal carriage in Candida-positive children was low, and it was not varied as a function of dental caries. Candida albicans was more frequently isolated, and it was the only species present in caries-free children. Other identified species were observed in children with different values of dental indexes. CONCLUSIONS: Mycologic examination may constitute a contributory role for epidemiologic studies of dental caries, especially in children under 7 years of age. SN - 0033-6572 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17216907/Oral_candidal_carriage_in_children_with_and_without_dental_caries_ L2 - https://www.quintessence-publishing.com/deu/en/article/839745 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -