A longitudinal study of the change in resistance patterns and genetic relationship of oral Candida albicans from HIV-infected patients.
M McCullough, S Hume
Medical Mycology | Published : 1995
Candida albicans is an important opportunistic pathogen in the oral cavity of HIV-infected patients. C. albicans was isolated repeatedly over a period of 30 months from the mouth-swills of five males with category IV HIV infection who suffered from recurrent pseudomembranous oral candidosis and were being treated with fluconazole. C. albicans was identified by the germ tube test, carbon assimilation by the API 20C test (bioMerieux sa, Marcy, l'Etoile, France) and morphology on cornmeal Tween 20 agar. Sensitivity testing was performed with a disk diffusion method using neosensitabs (Rosco Diagnostica, Taasrup, Denmark) and the broth microdilution assay using RPMI 1640 medium. Isolates from th..View full abstract