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Causes of Oral thrush

List of causes of Oral thrush

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Oral thrush) that could possibly cause Oral thrush includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Oral thrush

Primary Cause of Oral thrush

The primary cause of Oral thrush is the result:

  • of transmission from another person under rare circumstances, such as immunocompromised people or during surgery with contaminated surgical tools, or according to "rare circumstances" as noted from reputable sources.

Causes of Oral thrush (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Oral thrush that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Oral thrush Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Oral thrush:

Oral thrush: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Oral thrush, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Oral thrush:

Oral thrush: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Oral thrush: Review the cause informationfor the various 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...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Oral thrush: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Oral thrush as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Oral thrush as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Oral thrush. Our database lists the following as having Oral thrush as a complication of that condition:

Oral thrush as a symptom:

Conditions listing Oral thrush as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Oral thrush. Our database lists the following as having Oral thrush as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Oral thrush:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Oral thrush as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

What causes Oral thrush?

Causes: 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.
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)

Related information on causes of Oral thrush:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Oral thrush may be found in:


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