Oral cavity
Candidiasis (thrush)

Author: Patricia DeVilliers, D.D.S., M.S., Charu Thakral, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 4 October 2018, last major update June 2013

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

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Definition / general
Case reports
Clinical images

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Various images

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