Oral candidiasis : photos, causes, diagnostics

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Etiology of Oral candidiasis

  • Candida albicans
  • Candida glabrata
  • Candida krusei
  • Candida tropicalis
  • Candida parapsilosis

Predisposing factors of Oral candidiasis

1) local

  • poor oral hygiene
  • xerostomia
  • mucosal damage
  • dentures
  • antibiotic mouthwashes

2) systemic

  • broad-spec- trum antibiotics
  • steroids
  • immunosuppressive drugs
  • radiation
  • HIV in­fection
  • hematological malignancies
  • neutropenia
  • iron-deficiency ane­mia
  • cellular immunodeficiency
  • endocrine disorders

Clinical features of Oral candidiasis

1) primary

  • pseudomembranous
  • erythematous
  • nodu­lar
  • papillary hyperplasia of the palate
  • candida-associated lesions (angular cheilitis, median rhomboid glossitis, denture stomatitis)

2) secondary

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Photo 1. Pseudomembranous candidiasis on the palate

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Photo 2. Nodular candidiasis.


» Cheilitis
» Cobblestone appearance of oral mucosa
» White lesions of the oral mucosa
» Gingival hyperplasia
» Gingivitis
» Leukoplakia
» Lip lesions, pigmented
» Lips, swollen
» Oral mucosa, blue pigmentation
» Oral mucosa, cysts
» Oral mucosa, hyperpigmentation
» Oral mucosa, papules and nodules
» Oral mucosa, ulceration
» Teeth, abnormalities
» Tongue, englarged (macroglossia)
» Tongue, hyperpigmentation
» Tongue, multilobulated
» Tongue nodule
» Tongue, red
» Tongue, scrotal
» Tongue, ulcers
» Oral candidiasis
» Hairy tongue
» Geographic tongue


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