ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X
Deepa Mastammanavar, Santosh Hunasgi, Anila Koneru, Vanishree M, Surekha R, Vardendra M
Mycotic infections have become a major cause of morbidity and mortality in clinically debilitated or immunocompromised patients. The co-existence of Candida species within humans either as commensals or pathogens has been subject of interest. The genus candida includes several species,C. albicans is by farthe most common species causing infections in humans. The emergence of non-albicans Candida species as significant pathogens has however been well recognized during the past decade. Although they are closely related they differ from each other with respect to epidemiology, virulence characteristics, and antifungal susceptibility. This review provides an overview of the reliable methods forcandidal isolation and identification of isolates from the oral cavity.