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Oral candidiasis

Summary of Oral candidiasis
Oral candidiasis, also known as oral thrush, is an overgrowth of the mycosis species, Candida on the mucous membranes of the mouth. It is characterized by a coating or individual patches of pseudomembranous white slough that can be easily wiped away.



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A 45-year-old woman with history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection comes to the office because of discolorations on her tongue. She first noticed these lesions two weeks ago and has reported that they have now covered her entire tongue. Physical examination shows areas of adherent, yellow-tan, circumscribed plaques on the lateral aspects of the tongue. The plaques can be scraped off to show an underlying erythematous base. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?


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