Table 2.

Salivary volumes and Candida counts in the three study populations

GroupSaliva vol (ml)Candida count (CFU/ml)Total Candida count in extraction (CFU)
Candida culture-negative controls
 A2.50 0 
 B50 0 
 C50 0 
 D2.50 0 
 E50 0 
 F2.50 0 
 G2.50 0 
Candida carriersa
 A6300 1,800 
 B6.5800 5,200 
 C8300 2,400 
 D4.5200 900 
 E5.5200 1,100 
 F7780 5,460 
 G7680 4,760 
 H670 420 
Oral candidiasis patientsa
 A1.5(1,720)b (2,580)b
 B24,800 9,600 
 C15,360 5,360 
 D4>10,000 >40,000 
 E1(1,620)b (1,620)b
 F22,880 5,760 
 G2.3>10,000 >23,000 
 H14,000 4,000 
 I0.7>10,000 >7,000 
 J2.5>10,000 >25,000 
  • a Subjects harbored only C. albicans.

  • b Counts were not performed at time the saliva sample was taken. However, post-thawed counts (in parentheses) indicated high initial C. albicans counts.