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What are the different appearances of oral candidiasis and leukoplakia?

What are the different appearances of oral candidiasis and leukoplakia?

Great difference: Oral candidiasis does produce clinging white plaque in the oropharyngeal cavity, but the white areas of leukoplakia are premalignant or malignant and involve the epithelium (skin of the mouth) itself ...Read more

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Leukoplakia (Definition)

White, thick patches on the oral mucosa due to hyperkeratosis of the epithelium, producing favorable conditions for development of epidermoid carcinoma; often occurring on the cheeks (l. Bucca┬┤lis), ...Read more


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How to tell the difference between leukoplakia and oral candidiasis by inspection?

How to tell the difference between leukoplakia and oral candidiasis by inspection?

Physical exam alone: Leukoplakia lesions are easy to identify. The condition causes white lesions, or patches, on your tongue. The thrush, can be similar in appearance. However, doctors can often remove oral growths on the tongue due to thrush. This makes differential diagnosis between the two conditions easy. ...Read more

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How can I know if I had oral candidiasis?It's possible anal candidiasis?

How can I know if I had oral candidiasis?It's possible anal candidiasis?

Candidiasis: White plaques which do not easily rub off with a q-tip, may be oral candida. This is also painful. It is possible to have anal candidiasis. Oral candida occurs in immunocompramised individual or people on oral or inhaled steroids. Please note that a white patch in the mouth could be leukoplakia and may turn out to be oral cancer. Evaluation is advised. ...Read more

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What's the recommended dosage of dilucan for oral candidiasis in a patient receiving hemodialysis?

See below: Usually 200 mg on the first day followed by 100 mg once per day. Continue taking for a full 2 weeks. If localized to the oral cavity then Mycelex (clotrimazole) troches work very well also. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dosage of dilucan for oral candidiasis for a patient receiving hemodialysis?

What is the recommended dosage of dilucan for oral candidiasis for a patient receiving hemodialysis?

Diflucan (fluconazole)?: 100 mg daily will be adequate. Due to partial renal excretion, which is lacking in dialysis patients, the dose may need to be decreased if used more than 10 days. For instance HIV patients may need long term treatment then interrupted treatment guided by response of candidiasis may be the way to go. ...Read more

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What is oral candidiasis?

What is oral candidiasis?

Fungus in the mouth: The layman term is yeast-infection or thrush. It is a fungal infection (candida albicans) which is quite common infants and can be easily treated by med such as nystatin. In adult, this can happen following antibiotic treatment, oral steroid use as in those for asthma/copd etc...But should be considering immunocompromised states such as hiv/cancer etc..As risk factors. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is oral candidiasis (thrush) contagious?

No: This is not contagious, everyone harbours this fungus, but it only manifests itself when your immune system is decreased or if you are on antibiotics that throws off your oral cavities bacteria equillibrium. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is oral candidiasis contageous?

Please help docs! is oral candidiasis contageous?

Yes it can be: Candida normally inhabits the whole intestinal system, including the oral cavity but your immune system keeps the levels low. When the immune system cannot suppress the growth of candida it overgrows. I think there must be strains of candida that are more aggressive and can lead to overgrowth more and yes you could get this from someone else. I have had cases where patients developed thrush. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush is a condition in which there is too much candida yeast growth on the surfaces in the mouth or throat. The yeast overgrowth areas appear as whitish spots or patches, or in more severe cases a whitish coating covering most of the ...Read more


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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more