Declining rates of oropharyngeal candidiasis and carriage of Candida albicans associated with trends toward reduced rates of carriage of fluconazole-resistant C-albicans in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients

Martins, M. D.;Lozano-Chiu, M.;Rex, J. H.

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Rex, JH, 6431 Fannin St,JFB 1-728, Houston, TX 77030 USA


In order to determine the current prevalence and incidence of fluconazole-resistant oropharyngeal candidiasis among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, we conducted a prospective observational study of a consecutive series of HPV- infected patients. Of 128 enrolled patients, 70 patients completed four quarterly follow-up visits over a period of 1 year. Over this period, declining rates of carriage of Candida albicans (from 61% to 39%; P = .008) and of oropharyngeal candidiasis (from 30% to 4%; P

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35th Annual Meeting of the Infectious-Diseases-Society-of- America
    • IDSA 35th