Candidal Leukoplakia on Maxillary and Mandibular Alveolar Ridge in an Edentulous Patient: A Case Report

  • Ullas Saxena Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine, Guru Gobind Dental College, Burhanpur, M.P., India.
Keywords: Candida Albicans, Candidal Leukoplakia, Fungal Hyphae

Abstract

Since the evolution of mankind pathogens, diseases and injuries have been his true companion. Every part of the human body is vulnerable to getting affected by pathogens like bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungal infections; so the oral cavity is no such exception. The oral cavity is affected by many lesions, traumatic injuries, and moreover by many pathogenic infections. One such infection, occurring in the oral cavity is by a yeast-like fungus called, ‘Candida Albicans, and the infection occurring is called, ‘Oral candidiasis’. The older term for candidiasis is, ‘moniliasis’, which is not used nowadays. There are many clinical appearances of oral candidiasis, one of such forms is, ‘chronic hyperplastic candidiasis, also called ‘candidal leukoplakia’. This article reviews a case report about a candidal infection that occurred on maxillary and mandibular alveolar ridge in an edentulous patient.

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Published
2022-05-01
How to Cite
Saxena, U. (2022). Candidal Leukoplakia on Maxillary and Mandibular Alveolar Ridge in an Edentulous Patient: A Case Report. International Journal Of Drug Research And Dental Science, 4(2), 28-32. https://doi.org/10.36437/ijdrd.2022.4.2.E