Analysis of oral candida in leukoplakia and tobacco pouch keratosis cases associated with smokeless tobacco
Dr. Asif Iqbal, Dr. Manoj Sharma, Dr. Raju Ram Bishnoi, Dr. Sharda Bishnoi
Aim: To evaluate and co-relate the prevalence of Candida species, salivary flow rate and buffer capacity in oral cavity of subjects with leukoplakia and tobacco pouch keratosis. Material and Methods: The present prospective study was conducted among 20 cases of Leukoplakia, 20 Tobacco Pouch Keratosis and 40 Healthy controls. Sabouraud’s Dextrose agar for the identification of Candida and Hi Crome Candida Differential Agar for the species identification of Candida was used. Calculation of Salivary Flow rate, pH, Buffer Capacity was done with Saliva Check Buffer Kit (GC). Results: The prevalence of Candida carriage obtained was considerably greater in the study group associated with smokeless tobacco use. Statistically significant values were obtained between the Salivary Flow rate, pH and Buffer capacity on comparison among the study groups and control groups. Conclusion: Present study indicated Candida prevalence was seen more in study group in comparison to healthy controls indicating to increase Candida in smokeless tobacco users.
Dr. Asif Iqbal, Dr. Manoj Sharma, Dr. Raju Ram Bishnoi, Dr. Sharda Bishnoi. Analysis of oral candida in leukoplakia and tobacco pouch keratosis cases associated with smokeless tobacco. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 115-117