The Frequency and Risk Factors for Oropharyngeal Candidiasis in Adult Asthma Patients Using inhaled Corticosteroids


Erdogan T., KARAKAYA G. , KALYONCU A. F.

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, cilt.20, ss.136-139, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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OBJECTIVES: Worldwide, asthma is a major health problem and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are the mainstay of asthma treatment. High-dose and long-term use of ICS can result in some side effects. The present study aimed to determine the frequency of oral and systemic candidiasis infections in adult asthma patients using ICS, and to identify possible risk factors.