Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

INVITED REVIEW
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 144--146

Hyposalivation and oral candidiasis-A short review


N Aravindha Babu, N Anitha 
 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tami Nadu, India

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N Anitha
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai - 600 001, Tami Nadu
India

Oral candidiasis is an opportunistic fungal infection commonly encountered in immunocompromised individuals. The oral cavity harbours numerous microbes and along with immunity saliva also maintains oral health. The Candida species form biofilm over the tissue and prosthetic surfaces. The biofilm formation results in persistent colonisation and persistent infection. The saliva in the oral cavity maintains the integrity of the oral environment by washing away the microbes through its flow and with its antimicrobial agents. The significant role of salivary histatins as an antifungal agent diminishes with hyposalivation. The importance of saliva in preventing fungal colonisation and infection is discussed in this review.


How to cite this article:
Babu N A, Anitha N. Hyposalivation and oral candidiasis-A short review.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2022;26:144-146


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Babu N A, Anitha N. Hyposalivation and oral candidiasis-A short review. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 13 ];26:144-146
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