Oral Candida species and betel quid-associated oral lesions in Padaung women of Northern Thailand

Reichart, P. A., Khongkhunthian, P., Samaranayake, L. P., Yau, J., Patanaporn, V. and Scheifele, C. (2005) Oral Candida species and betel quid-associated oral lesions in Padaung women of Northern Thailand. Mycoses, 48 2: 132-136. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0507.2004.01071.x


Author Reichart, P. A.
Khongkhunthian, P.
Samaranayake, L. P.
Yau, J.
Patanaporn, V.
Scheifele, C.
Title Oral Candida species and betel quid-associated oral lesions in Padaung women of Northern Thailand
Formatted title
Oral Candida species and betel quid-associated oral lesions in Padaung women of Northern Thailand
Journal name Mycoses   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0933-7407
1439-0507
Publication date 2005-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2004.01071.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 48
Issue 2
Start page 132
End page 136
Total pages 5
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose of the present investigation was to study the association between the betel quid chewing (BQC) habits, the oral yeast flora and oral lesions in female Padaung of northern Thailand. Oral swabs were taken from the tongue and palate of 50 Padaung women with and 50 control individuals without BQC habit. The spectrum of oral Candida species in both groups was determined microbiologically. In addition, oral mucosal lesions were registered in both groups. Mean age of BQ chewers was 35.4 years, of non-chewers was 19.2 years. Candida parapsilosis was the most common Candida spp. isolated both in BQ chewers (46%) and non-chewers (44%). Candida albicans was revealed in 24% of BQ chewers and 18% of non-chewers. There was no significant difference in carriage of Candida spp. isolated between both groups. Forty-four per cent of BQ chewers revealed betel chewers mucosa, 10% showed leukoedema. Isolated populations such as the Padaung may reveal different patterns of candidal flora, in this case a predominance of Candida parapsilosis.
Keyword Betel
Candida
Epidemiology
Oral colonization
Thailand
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Dentistry Publications
 
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