Differential Diagnosis of Candidiasis

| August 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Differential Diagnosis of Candidiasis

Diagnosis
Microscopic evaluation of lesion smears
• Potassium hydroxide preparation to demonstrate hyphae
• Periodic acid–Schiff (PAS) stain
• Culture on proper medium (Sabouraud’s, corn meal, or potato agar)
• Biopsy with PAS, Gomori’s methenamine silver (GMS), or other fungal stain of microscopic sections

Differential Diagnosis
• Allergic or irritant contact stomatitis
• Atrophic lichen planus

Category: Differential Diagnosis

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