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Oropharyngeal / Esophageal Candidiasis ("Thrush")

Candidiasis that develops in the mouth or throat is called "thrush" or oropharyngeal candidiasis. The most common symptom of oral thrush is white patches or plaques on the tongue and other oral mucous membranes. This infection is uncommon among healthy adults.

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Oral Candidiasis Topics

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What is oral candidiasis?

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Redness or soreness in the affected areas, difficulty swallowing…

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Who gets it and how it can be prevented…

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Candida species are normal inhabitants of the mouth, throat…

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See your healthcare provider…

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Antifungal treatment…

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Resources and publications…

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How common is oral candidiasis?

 
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