Case Report

Penatalaksanaan infeksi Candida tropicalis pada penderita median rhomboid glossitis The management of infection of Candida tropicalis at median rhomboid glossitis patient

Cane Lukisari , Kus Harijanti

Cane Lukisari
Ilmu Penyakit Mulut Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Airlangga Surabaya, Indonesia. Email: cane_lukisari@yahoo.co.id

Kus Harijanti
Departemen Ilmu Penyakit Mulut Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Airlangga Surabaya, Indonesia
Online First: February 28, 2011 | Cite this Article
Lukisari, C., Harijanti, K. 2011. Penatalaksanaan infeksi Candida tropicalis pada penderita median rhomboid glossitis The management of infection of Candida tropicalis at median rhomboid glossitis patient. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 10(1): 13-18.


Oral candidiasis is oral mucosal infectious caused by Candida albicans or non-candida albicans candida (NCAC).
Each Candida species infection has same clinical manifestation, the different only in invasive nature and antifungi
response. C.tropicalis is most virulence NCAC because the most adherence ability to epithelial cells in vitro as well
as medium level proteinase secretion. In addition, C.topicalis is the second most common colony on human. A study
reported of C.tropicalis as causa of 16% hospitalized oral candidiasis, anti fungal drugs and systemic antibiotic
was known as trigger factors. This paper report and discuss oral candidiasis due to C.tropicalis in patient, adult
male, with median rhomboid glossitis. The patient also used broad spectrum antibiotic and topical corticosteroid
with imprecise dose. The management of this case was terminated antibiotic and corticosteroid, oral hygiene
optimalization and was given 0.25% chlorhexidine gluconate. However, oral hygiene optimalization, predisposition
factors elimination, and, precise therapy would give a good prognosis.

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