Adherence in vitro of variousCandida species to acrylic surfaces

Esther Segal*, Oded Lehrman, Dan Dayan

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Adherence of microorganisms to the surfaces of the host is believed to be an initial and essential step in the production of infection. The objective of the present study was to compare the adherence in vitro of 17 isolates of variousCandida species to acrylic surfaces. The results showed that all 17Candida strains adhered to acryl. Generally, allCandida albicans strains were more adherent than the other strains ofCandida species that were tested. Marked differences in the adherence ability of strains belonging to the same species were noted. Future studies to search for possible association between adherence ofCandida strains to acryl and pathogenesis of denture stomatitis are planned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)670-673
Number of pages4
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1988


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