Oral cavity
Candidiasis (thrush)

Topic Completed: 1 June 2013

Revised: 30 January 2019

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PubMed Search: Candidiasis[TI] thrush oral cavity[TIAB]

Patricia DeVilliers D.D.S., M.S.
Charu Thakral, M.D.
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Cite this page: DeVilliers P, Thakral C Candidiasis (thrush). PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavitycandida.html. Accessed February 27th, 2020.
Definition / general
Case reports
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45 year old man:

Retrocommissural area


Angular cheilitis

Gross description
  • Superficial curdy, gray-white membranes that easily wipe off (pseudomembranous candidiasis) or painful erosions (erythematous candidiasis)
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • PAS+ hyphae within keratin layer in neutrophilic background; prominent inflammatory infiltrate along the lamina propria
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Candidal hyphae

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