International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 522

Full Length Research Paper

Treatment of oral candidiasis (thrush) by Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Mariappan Premanathan
  • Mariappan Premanathan
  • Faculty of Medical Technology, Misurata University, Misalata, Libya. Faculty of Science, Misurata University, Misalata, Libya.Almadina Medical Laboratory, AlKhoms, Libya
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Fathi Abdullah Amaar Shakurfow
  • Fathi Abdullah Amaar Shakurfow
  • Faculty of Medical Technology, Misurata University, Misalata, Libya.
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Ahmad Ali Ismail
  • Ahmad Ali Ismail
  • Department of Dentistry, Al Tawfiq Polyclinic, AlKhoms, Libya.
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Mohamad Ayad Berfad
  • Mohamad Ayad Berfad
  • Faculty of Science, Misurata University, AlKhoms, Libya.
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Adel Tawfik Ebrahim
  • Adel Tawfik Ebrahim
  • Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Suk Al Khamees General Hospital, Suk Al Khamees, Libya.
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Moussa Milad Awaj
  • Moussa Milad Awaj
  • Almadina Medical Laboratory, AlKhoms, Libya
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  •  Accepted: 17 March 2011
  •  Published: 30 March 2011

Abstract

 

Oral candidiasis is a fungal disease caused by Candida albicans. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a probiotic often used as dietary supplements and in food preparation. In this study, we explored the treatment modality of S. cerevisiae on oral candidiasis in 15 patients belonging to verum group (n = 10) and placebo group (n = 5). All 10 patients in verum group have recovered from the oral candidiasis in 2 to 3 days whereas in the placebo group, it was a minimum of 12 days. Two patients from the verum group did not respond to antifungal treatment with miconazole but recovered within 3 days of S.cerevisiae treatment.

 

Key words: Oral candidiasis, Candida albicans, thrush, probiotics, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, thrush treatment.