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Glossary for Thrush

  • Candidiasis: Fungal infection of moist areas such as mouth or vagina
  • Cheek symptoms: Symptoms affecting the cheek region
  • Child health conditions: Any medical conditions typically afflicting children.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Demeclocycline -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Demeclocycline (an antibiotic) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Diabetes: Failing or reduced ability of the body to handle sugars.
  • Diaper rash: Red rash in diaper area of infants
  • Dysplasia: Disordered growth in epithelium, typified by a loss in uniformity and normal architecture of the cells.
  • Erythema multiforme: An allergic inflammatory skin disorder which has a variety of causes and results in skin and mucous membrane lesions that affect mainly the hands, forearms, feet, mouth nose and genitals.
  • Fungal infections: Any condition caused by fungus.
  • Fungemia: The presence of fungi in the blood. Most commonly occurs in people with a compromised immune system. Other risk factors include dialysis, burns, diabetes and use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and steroids. The severity of symptoms is variable.
  • Geographic Tongue: A form of tongue inflammation where smooth, migrating patches form on the tongue.
  • Granulocytopenia: Reduced number of granulocytes in the blood. Granulocytes are a type of white blood cell (neutrophils, eosinophils and basophils). White blood cells help protect the body from invading pathogen and hence act as the body's defense to infection.
  • Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
  • Intertrigo: Skin inflammation from rubbing together of two skin areas
  • Invasive candidiasis: Severe fungal infection usually in immunocompromised persons
  • Ledermycin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Ledermycin (an antibiotic) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Leukoplakia: A mouth disorder where white patches form on the inside of the mouth and on the tongue. Mostly occurs in older people.
  • Leukoplakia, Hairy: Irregular white patches on the tongue or inside the mouth that tend to occur mainly in HIV patients but may also occur in immunocompromised patients. The white patches appear hairy or corrugated due to protrusions on the surface. The lesions may be mistaken for oral thrush but can be differentiated by the fact that oral thrush lesions can be moves or scraped off whereas hair leukoplakia lesions can't. The pathogen is believed to be the Epstein-Barr virus.
  • Lichen planus: Skin rash
  • Mucus membrane conditions: Medical conditions affecting any of the mucus membranes.
  • Opportunistic infections: Is defined as an infection that occurs due to an organism that does not usually cause disease but becomes pathogenic under certain conditions
  • Oral thrush: Candida fungal infection of the mouth.
  • Paronychia: Skin infection of a nail
  • Pemphigus: A rare group of autoimmune skin disorders where blisters or raw sores develop on the skin and mucous membranes. The bodies immune system destroys proteins the hold skin cells together resulting in blistering. The condition can be life-threatening if untreated.
  • Rash: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  • Skin color changes: Skin changes such as redness, blueness, or whitening.
  • Systemic candidiasis: A candida infection that spreads throughout the body. If it invades major organs such as the brain and heart, death may result. It is rare in healthy individuals and tends to occur in immunocompromised individuals. The disorder is difficult to diagnose as it can invade almost any organ of the body and hence the symptoms are hugely variable.
  • Throat white patches: White patches inside the throat
  • Type 2 diabetes: Most common diabetes in adults, usually progressing slowly, mostly treated without insulin at diagnosis.
  • White tongue: White spots, patches or coating of the tongue
  • Womens health conditions: Medical conditions related to women's health.

 

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