Comparison of Use of Concentrated Saliva with Serial Dilution Method in Determination of Candida Colonies in Oral Samples
Keywords:Candida, Conc. saliva method, Oral fungal infections, Serial dilution, Susceptibility
Fungal infections have been commonly observed in the oral cavity with the most common being Candida albicans but with time, new species of candida have been observed and isolated from the oral cavity. Identification of new strains is necessary not only because of their ability to cause infection but also due to their susceptibility toward antifungal agents. The use of concentrated saliva or serial dilution method has been used for these culture tests, with each method having its own advantage and disadvantage. Hence, the aim of the study was to quantitatively analyze effectiveness of both these methods on samples from the oral cavity.
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