Pharmacotherapy Prescribed for Oral Candidiasis in an Outpat | 86882

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Pharmacotherapy Prescribed for Oral Candidiasis in an Outpatient Population-An Institutional Study

Author(s): Deepika R and Lakshminarayanan Arivarasu*


Introduction: Oral candidiasis is one of the most common human opportunistic fungal infections caused by C.albicans of the oral cavity. The incidence of candidiasis is associated with some predisposing factors that include the use of dentures, xerostomia, and prolonged therapy with Antibiotics and found as a major clinical feature with HIV. This pathology has a wide variety of treatments which has been studied until these days. Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of drugs prescribed for candidiasis patients in an outpatient population. Materials and methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among 67 candidiasis patients at the clinic of Saveetha dental college. The data was collected from Dias and is statistically analysed using spss software. Results and discussion: From the results obtained we conclude that males are more prone to candidiasis than females (68.66%) due to the predisposing factors and causes. The drugs commonly prescribed for candidiasis were clotrimazole (64.18%) as a topical antifungal drug than amphotericin B (4.48) and fluconazole (46.27%) as a systemic antifungal drug than ketoconazole due to their benefits. Conclusion: The study provides the prevalence of oral candidiasis among the out patients and assesses the drug of choice for the treatment of oral candidiasis .Thus this study may guide to establish a better clinical approach and helps in assessing the treatment of choice for oral candidiasis.

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