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Oral candidiasis



An infection caused by the Candida species in the oral cavity or mouth.


Candida species infect the mucous membranes of the mouth especially the immunocompromised individuals, diabetics, infants, and smokers.

Note: Although some references consider candidosis as the more correct technical name for this condition other references use the term candidiasis synonymously with candidosis.

Word origin: Monilia (a genus) + -iasis (state or condition caused by the presence of an infectious agent)


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