This book on oral candidosis is for dentists and related professionals who require a straightforward update on the important new advances relating to physiopathology, virulence, and treatment. Essential concepts and advanced discoveries are presented in user-friendly language with the aim of providing a trustworthy reference guide that can be rapidly consulted whenever necessary. The rich and colorful photos have been carefully chosen to illustrate each theme and provide the reader with helpful visual support; informative diagrams, tables, and charts are also included. The authors – dentists, physicians, and pharmacists – have been selected on the basis of their expertise and scientific reputation. All of these “candidologists” have invested great effort in generating a unique and remarkable work that successfully translates scientific jargon into clinically relevant language.
- Reference guide on oral candidosis, covering important new advances relating to physiopathology, virulence, and treatment
- Written in straightforward language that will meet the needs of dentists and related professionals
- Color photos documenting the characteristics of different candidoses, antimycotic actions, and aspects of virulence
Background Topics: Candida spp. epidemiological data.- Candida spp. virulence factors.- Candida spp. immunological features.- Anti-Candida drugs. Acute Oral Candidosis: Pseudomembranous.- Erythematous. Chronic Oral Candidosis: Hyperplastic (Nodular).- Hyperplastic (Plaque-like).- Erythematous.- Pseudomembranous. Candida-associated lesions: Denture-Related.- Angular Cheilitis.- Median Rhomboid Glossitis. Relationship of Candidosis to primary and systemic disease: Hairy Leukoplakia.- Lichen planus.- Lupus erythematosus.- Linear Gingival Erythema.- Thymic-Related Immunosuppresion.
Edvaldo Antonio Ribeiro Rosa studied Chemistry and Pharmacy before gaining Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Faculty of Dentistry, The State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil and completing postdoctoral studies at the University of Hong Kong. In 2000 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Oral Microbiology and Immunology in the Faculty of Dentistry, The Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR), Curitiba, Brazil. He became an Associate Professor in the following year and was appointed Full Professor of Oral Microbiology and Immunology in 2009. He has also been Assistant Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong. Professor Rosa is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry and also of Biology Studies (Brazil) and Archives of Oral Research (Brazil). His research interests include the modulation of microbial virulence by xenobiotics and endobiotics and by environmental stress; microbial biotransformation of xenobiotics and endobiotics; and the molecular epidemiology of pathogens. Professor Rosa has published widely in national and international journals.