Does Anti-Tumour Necrosis Factor-Alpha Increase Oral Candida Colonization? A Case-control Study in Psoriatic Patients

Corazza, Monica; Zauli, Stefania; Ricci, Michela; Borghi, Alessandro; Rossi, Rita; Virgili, Anna
May 2013
Acta Dermato-Venereologica;2013, Vol. 93 Issue 3, p352
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which examined the use of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in patients with psoriasis and its effect on oral colonization by Candida yeast. Patients with psoriasis vulgaris from a hospital ward were selected for further assessment of their oral hygiene habits. It is speculated that patients with low immunity were more susceptible to fungal infections despite prescription of anti-tumor necrosis factor-α.


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