International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2019, Vol. 5 Issue 4, Part D
An overview on invasive Candidiasis capable of causing cancer in human
AUTHOR(S): Mohammad Shahid Masroor, Mohammad Salim, Prateek Prajapati and Shagufta Parween
ABSTRACT:For the past several years, we are familiar with the bacterial and viral origin of cancers, so it may not be so far fetched to stretch causation to fungal overgrowth. It appears that the number of patients with fungal overgrowths has risen dramatically with compromised immune responses in the last half century (David et al. 2015). Dr. Johannes Fibiger, a Nobel laureate of Denmark in 1913 had already proved the fungal connection with the development of cancer in human by feeding rats with parasitic larval-carrying cockroaches infected by fungi. These rats developed cancer (Fibiger 1913). Fungi have, thus, also been found to cause a variety of cancers especially the cancer developed by the Candida albicans. The present paper deals with the study of invasive Candidiasis causing cancer in the light of recent researches done so far in the field of microbial origin of cancer.
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Mohammad Shahid Masroor, Mohammad Salim, Prateek Prajapati, Shagufta Parween. An overview on invasive Candidiasis capable of causing cancer in human. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(4):238-242.