Treatment Approach for Oral Candidiasis: Two Case Reports


Keser G. , Pekiner F. M.

Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences, vol.11, pp.360-363, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.33808/clinexphealthsci.862928
  • Title of Journal : Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.360-363

Abstract

Candida infections are acute and / or chronic infections of the skin, mucosa, internal organs and systems which may be seen at any age. The purpose of this study is to present diagnostic and therapeutic approach for patients who applied to our clinic with the diagnosis of pseudomembranous candidiasis. Both patients who referred to our clinic were using inhaler due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Intraoral examination revealed pseudomembranous candidiasis localized on both the border of soft palate and through pharynx of a 60 year-old female patient and on the midline of hard palate of a 70-year-old male patient. Cultures were taken for mycological evaluation of the patients after clinical examination. Antifungal treatment was administered to both patients for 10 days. Healing was observed as a result of the treatment. No recurrence was observed at monthly follow-up assessments performed for patients. In cases of oral candidiasis, antifungal agents should be used locally in the form of suspension or pomade, evaluation of mycological culture should be performed to support clinical diagnosis and the etiological factors that may cause the disease should be studied.