Journal article

Oral yeast carriage correlates with presence of oral epithelial dysplasia

M McCullough, M Jaber, AW Barrett, L Bain, PM Speight, SR Porter

ORAL ONCOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2002

Abstract

Previous studies have suggested a link between the presence of Candida albicans and the development of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The aim of the present study was to assess the presence and level of colonisation of oral yeast in patients undergoing an incisional oral mucosal biopsy in order to assess whether the amount of oral yeast present correlated with the presence and degree of oral epithelial dysplastic or neoplastic change. Two hundred and twenty-three patients who were undergoing an incisional biopsy for the diagnosis of an oral mucosal lesion were enrolled in this study. Mouth swills were obtained from each patient for the presence and amount of oral yeast present. Some of..

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