A 63-year-old female asked:
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thought gerd waa causing sore tongue but oral surgeon thinks it ia thrush. i have no diseases or change in meds. what caused thrush? b12 ?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Candida albicans: Thrush is a yeast infection in the oral cavity and is uncommon in adults, but can be predisposed to by use of antibiotics or steroids, diabetes, etc. In this day and age one must think about immune deficiency, particularly due to HIV disease. Not due to B12 deficiency (which is very rare in USA). Make sure this is really "thrush" since there are several imitators.
Answered on Jul 12, 2014

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