Medical Dictionary: Mycotic stomatitis


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Mycotic stomatitis: Another name for Oral thrush.
Mycotic stomatitis (condition): Candida fungal infection of the mouth.
Mycotic stomatitis (condition): Thrush refers to candida infection of the mouth and oral areas. The term "thrush" is sometimes also used incorrectly to describe a Candida infection of the genital area; see vaginal candiasis or penile candidiasis. Thrush is common in infants, and can arise particularly after a course of antibiotics. Otherwise, oral thrush usually affects only the ill, particularly those with a weakened immune system.

Mycotic stomatitis: Candidiasis of the mouth and throat, also known as a "thrush" or oropharyngeal candidiasis (OPC), is a fungal infection that occurs when there is overgrowth of fungus called Candida. Candida is normally found on skin or mucous membranes. However, if the environment inside the mouth or throat becomes imbalanced, Candida can multiply. When this happens, symptoms of thrush appear. 1

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1. excerpt from Oropharyngeal Candidiasis: DBMD

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