Clinical features of Candidiasis

| August 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Clinical features of Candidiasis

Acute (thrush)
• Pseudomembranous
• Painful white plaques representing fungal colonies on inflamed mucosa
• Erythematous (acute atrophic): painful red patches caused by acute Candida overgrowth and subsequent stripping of those colonies from mucosa

Chronic
• Atrophic (erythematous): painful red patches; organism difficult to identify by culture, smear, and biopsy
• “Denture-sore mouth”: a form of atrophic candidiasis associated with poorly fitting dentures; mucosa is red and painful on denture-bearing surface
• Median rhomboid glossitis: a form of hyperplastic candidiasis seen on midline dorsum of tongue anterior to circumvallate papillae
• Perlèche: chronic Candida infection of labial commissures; often co-infected with Staphylococcus aureus
• Hyperplastic/chronic hyperplastic: a form of hyperkeratosis in which Candida has been identified; usually buccal mucosa near commissures; cause and effect not yet proven
• Syndrome associated: chronic candidiasis may be seen in association with endocrinopathies

Category: Clinical features

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