Oral Candidiasis - Highlights
Candidiasis is one of the most common opportunistic mycotic infection.
Candida albicans known primarily to cause the disease, is a normal inhabitant of the oral cavity in around 40-60% of healthy individuals.
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Pseudomembranous candidiasis also known as thrush is the most common clinical manifestation of candidiasis.
The white candidal plaques in pseudomembranous candidiasis can be wiped/scraped off with gauze.
Histologically, hyperplastic candidiasis could manifest with dysplasia.
Denture stomatitis also called “denture sore mouth” was previously called “chronic atrophic candidiasis”.
Denture stomatitis mostly occurs on the palate (associated with the maxillary denture) and seldom occurs in the mandibular denture bearing areas.
Median rhomboid glossitis previously thought to be a developmental disorder, is now known to be caused by a candida infection.
Associated with HIV, linear gingival erythema was previously called "HIV Gingivitis".
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