Cytotoxic drugs, radiotherapy and oral candidiasis

Soysa, Niroshani S., Samaranayake, Lakshman P. and Ellepola, Arjuna N. B. (2004) Cytotoxic drugs, radiotherapy and oral candidiasis. Oral Oncology, 40 10: 971-978. doi:10.1016/j.oraloncology.2003.12.013


Author Soysa, Niroshani S.
Samaranayake, Lakshman P.
Ellepola, Arjuna N. B.
Title Cytotoxic drugs, radiotherapy and oral candidiasis
Journal name Oral Oncology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1368-8375
1601-0825
Publication date 2004-11
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2003.12.013
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 40
Issue 10
Start page 971
End page 978
Total pages 8
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract The increased incidence of oral candidiasis in patients with malignancies stems partly from the systemic disease itself and, partly from the therapeutic measures such as cytotoxic and other immunosuppressive drugs and radiotherapy they receive during management of such malignancies. In this review we discuss the clinical and laboratory findings on the relationship between cytotoxics, radiotherapy and oral candidiasis, possible mechanisms of pathogenicity following such therapy, as well as precautions that could be taken to minimize such recalcitrant yeast infections.
Keyword Cytotoxics and radiotherapy
Malignancies
Oral candidiasis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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