Fungi isolated from the oral cavity, nose and throat of healthy children

Maria Dynowska, Elżbieta Ejdys

Abstract


The paper presents the analysis of fungi found in the oral cavity, nose and throat in 70 healthy children, at the age of 0 to 15 years old. Fungi were found in 27 children (45 isolates) - what makes 39% of the cxamined. They were mainly isolated from the oral cavity, soldom from the throat. In the nose they were observed sporadically. The species of Cryptococcaceae dominated mainly Candida albicans (28 isolates) and Candida guilliermondii (7 isolates).

Keywords


yeast-like fungi; respiratory system; children

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