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Table 2 Prevalence of Candida colonization according to the severity of atrophic glossitis

From: The Candida species that are important for the development of atrophic glossitis in xerostomia patients

Atrophic glossitis Detection of Candida a
C. albicans C. glabrata C. tropicalis C. krusei Candida spp.
Grade 0 76/185 30/185 16/185 5/185 14/185
Grade 1 13/15 4/15 3/15 0/15 0/15
Grade 2 22/23 11/23 1/23 4/23 3/23
Grade 3 5/5 2/5 0/5 0/5 0/5
Grade 4 3/3 3/3 0/3 0/3 1/3
Total 119/231 b50/231 20/231 9/231 18/231
  1. aThe culture test was positive in 135/231 (58.4%) patients. Values are number of cases
  2. b C. albicans and C. glabrata were simultaneously detected in 41 cases