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What is Oral thrush?

What is Oral thrush?

Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth that is caused by a fungal microorganism called Candida ...more »

  • Oral thrush: Candida fungal infection of the mouth.
  • Oral thrush: Infection of the mucous membranes of the mouth by a fungus of the genus CANDIDA. (Dorland, 27th ed)
    Source - Diseases Database

Oral thrush: Introduction

Types of Oral thrush:

Types of Oral thrush:

  • Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis (type of Candidiasis) - severe form common in the immunosuppressed.
  • Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (type of Candidiasis)
  • Chronic hyperplastic candidiasis
  • more types...»

Broader types of Oral thrush:

Who gets Oral thrush?

Profile for Oral thrush: OPC can affect normal newborns, but it occurs more frequently and more severely in people with weakened immune systems, particularly in persons with AIDS. (Source: excerpt from Oropharyngeal Candidiasis: DBMD)

How serious is Oral thrush?

Prognosis of Oral thrush: Rarely harmful and often self-limiting.
Complications of Oral thrush: see complications of Oral thrush

What causes Oral thrush?

Causes of Oral thrush: see causes of Oral thrush
Cause of Oral thrush: Fungal infection from fungi called candida that are usually harmlessly present in the mouth. Various underlying conditions may lead to an overgrowth of these fungi. See also causes of candida.
Causes of Oral thrush: Most cases of OPC are caused by the person’s own Candida organisms which normally live in the mouth or digestive tract. A person has symptoms when overgrowth of Candida organisms occurs. (Source: excerpt from Oropharyngeal Candidiasis: DBMD)
Risk factors for Oral thrush: see risk factors for Oral thrush

What are the symptoms of Oral thrush?

Symptoms of Oral thrush: see symptoms of Oral thrush

Complications of Oral thrush: see complications of Oral thrush

Can anyone else get Oral thrush?

More information: see contagiousness of Oral thrush
Inheritance: see inheritance of Oral thrush

Oral thrush: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Oral thrush.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Oral thrush.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Oral thrush: Family Practice Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Oral thrush.
Treatments for Oral thrush: see treatments for Oral thrush
Prevention of Oral thrush: see prevention of Oral thrush
Research for Oral thrush: see research for Oral thrush

Organs Affected by Oral thrush:

Organs and body systems related to Oral thrush include:

Name and Aliases of Oral thrush

Main name of condition: Oral thrush

Class of Condition for Oral thrush: parasite fungal

Other names or spellings for Oral thrush:

mycotic stomatitis, oral candidiasis, Oropharyngeal Candidiasis, OPC

Thrush, oral, Oral candidiasis Source - Diseases Database

Oral thrush: Related Conditions

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