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December, 2017, Vol. 19, No. 4


© 2018 Stomatologija

Stomatologija 2017; 19 (4): 109-23 304 KB

Host responses to Candida albicans. A review

Eglė Zdanavičienė*, Jurgina Sakalauskienė*, Alvydas Gleiznys*, Darius Gleiznys*, Juozas Žilinskas*


Candida albicans is the most prevalent human fungal pathogen, that is component of the commensal microbial flora of the mouth. Under certain conditions, C. albicans can cause severe diseases, septicaemia, and death. The mass of infections made by this pathogen are connected with biofilm growth. This survey highlights the pathogenicity mechanisms of C. albicans and how this may lead to the induction of a protective immune response. The survey is based on the most recent and important literature available from the Medline database.

Key words: Candida albicans, biofilm, immunity.

Received: 18 05 2017

Accepted for publishing: 27 12 2017

*Clinical Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Orthopedics, Faculty of Odontology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Address correspondence to Eglė Zdanavičienė, Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Orthopedics, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Sukilėlių pr. 51, LT-50106 Kaunas Lithuania.

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