Comparative study of Candida albicans colony count means in the saliva of healthy subjects in terms of ABO blood group antigens.

Khozaimeh, F. and Mohammadpour, M. (2013) Comparative study of Candida albicans colony count means in the saliva of healthy subjects in terms of ABO blood group antigens. Journal of Isfahan Dental School, 9 (1).

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Abstract

Introduction: Candida albicans is the most prevalent opportunistic fungus in the oral cavity. To date, the association of various factors with the incidence of candidiasis has been evaluated. Some studies have yielded conflicting results about the association between ABO blood group antigens and candidiasis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the mean colony counts of C. albicans in the saliva of healthy subjects and their association with ABO blood antigens. Materials and Methods: Three hundreds healthy subjects (100 with blood group A, 100 with blood group B and 100 with blood group O) were included in this cross-sectional/analytical study. The unstimulated salivary samples of all the participants were collected by spiting, which were cultured to determine the colony counts in each subject’s saliva. Data were analyzed by SPSS 16 by KruskalWallis test and Pearson’s correlation coefficient. Results: The subjects included 156 males and 144 females, with a mean age of 27.52 years. The mean colony counts of C. albicans in the O, A and B blood groups were 26.4, 19.84 and 21.23, respectively. The results did not show significant differences between the three blood groups in the mean colony counts of C. albicans. Conclusion: Under the limitations of this study there was no relationship between colony counts and blood types. Further studies are recommended to confirm the effect of ABO blood group (especially blood group O) on susceptibility to candidiasis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Key words: ABO blood group system, Candida albicans, Fungal count, Saliva
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases > Infection.Bacterial Infections
QY Clinical Pathology
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 04:09
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 04:09
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5548

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