Response of mixed oropharyngeal fungal infections to fluconazole

Arthur M. Quart, Philip Gialanella, Rosalie Giardina, Daniel Reich, C. Douglas Webb

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Abstract

Oropharyngeal candidiasis (OC) is a problem that develops in virtually every patient with AIDS. Recurrent OC can cause pain and discomfort, resulting in loss of appetite. Fluconazole is an effective treatment for OC, but most of the literature describes patients who were infected with a single fungal species, usually Candida albicans. Mixed fungal infection in AIDS patients with OC is rarely reported but has been associated with resistance to fluconazole. The investigators report their findings regarding the effect of mixed infection on the outcome of fluconazole therapy for OC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-384
Number of pages6
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume15
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 1998

Keywords

  • Candida albicans
  • Candidiasis, oropharyngeal
  • Fluconazole
  • Infection, fungal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Quart, A. M., Gialanella, P., Giardina, R., Reich, D., & Webb, C. D. (1998). Response of mixed oropharyngeal fungal infections to fluconazole. Infections in Medicine, 15(6), 379-384.