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ESTRADA PEREIRA, Gladys Aída; MARQUEZ FILIU, Maricel; DIAZ FERNANDEZ, José Manuel  and  SANCHEZ CUZA, Odalis. Oral candidiasis in patients with antineoplastic treatment. MEDISAN [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.9, pp.1080-1087. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 40 patients with cancer who presented oral candidiasis due to the treatment with antineoplastic therapies, assisted in the estomatological department of the Specialties Polyclinic from "Saturnine Lora Torres" Teaching Provincial Clinical-Surgical Hospital in Santiago de Cuba was carried out from February, 2013 to the same month of 2015, in order to evaluate the results of the clinical and histopatological diagnosis of this disorder. The male sex, the age group 60 years and more; pain, ardour, as well as the oral dryness, simultaneously prevailed in the case material, as the most significant clinical symptoms and the affected ones who had received radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy. The hard palate and the back of the tongue were the places of higher prevalence. The erythematous candidiasis was the most usual clinical form and the pathogen pseudohifas, as well as the levaduriform cells, the most exclusive histopatological findings

Keywords : oral candidiasis; antineoplastic therapy; radiotherapy; chemotherapy; thogen pseudohifa; levaduriform cell; secondary health care.

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