File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: Oral Candida species in healthy and HIV-infected subjects in Chennai, South India

TitleOral Candida species in healthy and HIV-infected subjects in Chennai, South India
Authors
KeywordsOropharyngeal candidiasis
HIV
Issue Date2008
PublisherJapanese Society of Tropical Medicine. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/tmh
Citation
Tropical Medicine and Health, 2008, v. 36 n. 2, p. 101-106 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: Candidiasis is the most common fungal infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - infected individuals. As there is sparse data on the oral Candida species in HIV- infected individuals in India, we characterized Candida species from the oral cavity in two cohorts - with and without HIV infection and with presence or absence of clinical oral candidiasis, in Chennai, South India. Methods: Saliva samples were collected from 147 consecutive study participants by the oral rinse technique. Candidal species were isolated by culturing specimens on Sabouraud‘s dextrose agar. The pure cultures so derived were speciated using the commercially available ID32C system, and the results were interpreted using APILAB plus software. Results: In the HIV seropositive group, the most commonly isolated candida species was C.albicans (86%) followed by C.tropicalis (23%), C.guilliermondi (6%), C.krusei (5%) and others (4%). In the healthy cohort without clinical candidiasis, C.tropicalis was the most commonly isolated species. Conclusion: There appears to be a marked variation in oral Candida species found in HIV-seropositive and seronegative individuals in India. To our knowledge, this is the first attempt to identify oral Candida species in a South Indian population.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/58166
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.464

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorRanganathan, Ken_HK
dc.contributor.authorNarasimhan, Pen_HK
dc.contributor.authorVidya, KMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorGunaseelan, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorKumarasamy, Nen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSolomon, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSamaranayake, LPen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T03:24:55Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T03:24:55Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationTropical Medicine and Health, 2008, v. 36 n. 2, p. 101-106en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1348-8945en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/58166-
dc.description.abstractObjective: Candidiasis is the most common fungal infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - infected individuals. As there is sparse data on the oral Candida species in HIV- infected individuals in India, we characterized Candida species from the oral cavity in two cohorts - with and without HIV infection and with presence or absence of clinical oral candidiasis, in Chennai, South India. Methods: Saliva samples were collected from 147 consecutive study participants by the oral rinse technique. Candidal species were isolated by culturing specimens on Sabouraud‘s dextrose agar. The pure cultures so derived were speciated using the commercially available ID32C system, and the results were interpreted using APILAB plus software. Results: In the HIV seropositive group, the most commonly isolated candida species was C.albicans (86%) followed by C.tropicalis (23%), C.guilliermondi (6%), C.krusei (5%) and others (4%). In the healthy cohort without clinical candidiasis, C.tropicalis was the most commonly isolated species. Conclusion: There appears to be a marked variation in oral Candida species found in HIV-seropositive and seronegative individuals in India. To our knowledge, this is the first attempt to identify oral Candida species in a South Indian population.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherJapanese Society of Tropical Medicine. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/tmhen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofTropical Medicine and Healthen_HK
dc.rightsFungal infection-
dc.subjectOropharyngeal candidiasis-
dc.subjectHIV-
dc.titleOral Candida species in healthy and HIV-infected subjects in Chennai, South Indiaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1348-8945&volume=36&issue=2&spage=101&epage=106&date=2008&atitle=Oral+Candida+species+in+healthy+and+HIV-infected+subjects+in+Chennai,+South+Indiaen_HK
dc.identifier.emailSamaranayake, LP: lakshman@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authoritySamaranayake, LP=rp00023en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.2149/tmh.2007-28-
dc.identifier.hkuros146445en_HK

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats