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Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021
Article Page : 151-156
Background: Denture stomatitis (DS) is a disease characterized by inflammation and erythema of the oral mucosa areas covered by the denture. Multifactorial etiological factors contribute to denture stomatitis. The purpose of this study is to identify the etiology of denture stomatitis and to establish the role of trauma and fungal infection in denture stomatitis.
Materials and Methods: Subjects wearing previously fabricated removable partial or complete denture who were diagnosed with denture stomatitis were included. It is a cross sectional questionnaire-based study, for mycological study swab sample was smeared, Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) was used as culture media. Germ tube test was used to identify Candida albicans. To test significance between different variablesKruskal-Wallis test was used.
Result: Out of 195 subjects’ slight stomatitis was present in 52.80% patients, followed by moderate stomatitis in 32.31% and no stomatitis in 2.56% subjects. Candida was present in 25.64% patients. Candida significantly more common in moderate stomatitis than others.
Conclusion: This study has suggested that there is a significant relation in denture stomatitis and Candida albicans in north Indian population. No significant role of trauma was noticed. Strong correlation has been found in Denture hygiene, cleaning habits and Denture Stomatitis.
Keywords: Denture stomatitis, Denture wearer, Fungal Infection, Candida albicans, North Indian population
How to cite : Verma A, Arya D, Singh S V, Gupta P, Pathak A, Tripathi S, A study to evaluate etiology of denture stomatitis and to determine interrelationship with trauma and candida albicans count. IP Ann Prosthodont Restor Dent 2021;7(3):151-156
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