| . parapsilosis was seeded onto epithelial cell culture at 105 cells/cm2. To assess the growth of Candida following contact with the epithelial cells, nonadherent (in the supernatant) and adherent (on the monolayer epithelial cell cultures) C. parapsilosis were collected and enumerated. To assess the viability of epithelial cells, cultures were treated with trypsin and cells were washed twice then viable epithelial cells were determined using trypan bleu exclusion test.|
is level of significance for growth inhibition of C. parapsilosis in infected oral epithelial cell cultures compared to initial seeding concentration of C. parapsilosis.