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FACTORS RELATED TO ORAL CANDIDIASIS IN ELDERLY USERS AND NON-USERS OF REMOVABLE DENTAL PROSTHESES

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Title
FACTORS RELATED TO ORAL CANDIDIASIS IN ELDERLY USERS AND NON-USERS OF REMOVABLE DENTAL PROSTHESES
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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, January 2016
DOI 10.1590/s1678-9946201658017
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Cyra Maria Pires de Carvalho BIANCHI, Hélcio Aparecido BIANCHI, Tomoko TADANO, Claudete Rodrigues de PAULA, Hugo Dias HOFFMANN-SANTOS, Diniz Pereira LEITE Jr, Rosane Christine HAHN

Abstract

This study examined the association between oral candidiasis in elderly users and nonusers of prosthesis and its predisposing factors. To this end, we performed a cross-sectional study where saliva samples from 48 patients were collected they used prosthesis and 43 patients (control group) who did not use. Among the 91 patients, Candida spp were isolated in 40 (83.3%) who used prosthesis and in 23 (53.5%) in the control group. A statistically significant association was determined between the two groups, the isolation of yeasts and dental prosthesis (p < 0.05, OR = 4.3). The most common etiological agent was Candida albicans (37 isolates), with 23 (62.2%) in the denture group and 14 (37.8%) (control group). Among patients who presented clinical manifestations of oral candidiasis (n = 24), 83.3% (n = 20) belonged to the group that wore dentures, while only 16.7% (n = 4) belonged to the control group. Elderly patients with diabetes had 4.4 times higher estimated risk of developing oral candidiasis when compared with individuals without this condition. There was no statistically significant association between being user prostheses and have diabetes with the onset of candidiasis. No statistically significant association was determined between xerostomia, use of prosthesis and oral candidiasis. The use of prosthetics and poor oral hygiene in elderly patients predisposes to the development of oral candidiasis.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 108 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 22 20%
Student > Master 18 17%
Student > Postgraduate 10 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 6%
Other 4 4%
Other 16 15%
Unknown 31 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 55 51%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 8%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 2%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 2%
Other 3 3%
Unknown 35 32%

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