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
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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