OBJECTIVES. To carry out a systematic review of available drugs for the treatment of oral candidiasis in order to select the most appropriate treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Oral candidiasis is a more and more frequent infection that in some cases can compromise patient's quality of life. The increasing frequency of oral candidiasis can be correlated to a number of predisposing factors favouring the conversion of Candida from a commensal to a parasite condition. These factors include treatment by broadspectrum antibiotics and glucocorticoids, the increasing of immuno-compromised patients, including subjects affected by AIDS, and neutropenia following chemotherapy. RESULTS. The treatment of oral candidiasis requires to identify both local and systemic predisposing factors, to eliminate them, to have good oral hygiene and to administer local or systemic antimycotic drugs. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS. The available literature shows that an ideal drug for the treatment of oral candidiasis is not yet available.
|Numero di pagine||16|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2010|
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