Candidiasis

Also called "Thrush"
 
Etiology: Candida Albicans; Gram+ Cocci
 
Description: White plaque that can be rubbed off with gauze, often red under white patches. Caused by antibiotics (tetracycline), corticosteroids (oral inhalers), and antifungal agents (griseofulvin).

                                                  White Patches
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Coated Tongue

 

 

This infection is common in immuno-compromised patients, in patients using inhalers containing corticosteroids, in patients taking long-term antibiotics and patients wearing old contaminated dentures.

 
Treatment Planning: Nystatin and chlorhexidine mouth rinses.
 
 
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