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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 62-64

Oral Candidiasis In HIV Seropositive Patients

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Usha Arora

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A total of 50 HIV seropositive patients with oral lesions/lesions suggestive of oral candidiasis were studied. Their HIV status was determined by 1 ELISA and 2 ELISA/RAPID/SIMPLE Tests in Department of Microbiology, Govt. Medical College, Amritsar. Oral swabs were collected from these patients. Candida species were isolated from 32 patients. The isolates were speciated by standard techniques. Of these, 20 isolates were identified as Candida albicans, 3 as Candida dubliniensis. 3 were Candida krusei and one each was Candida glabrata. Candida tropicalis. Candida kefyr, Candida parapsilosis, Candida albicans var stellatoidea and Candida guilliermondii.

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