Oral candidiasisOral thush may present with loss of taste, a dry sore mouth or as a lesion reported by the patient. Extensive candidiasis, as shown here, may indicate overgrowth by resistant organisms. If there is no response to standard treatment, swabs should be taken for fungal culture and drug sensitivity. Resistance is usually seen in patients who have had multiple treatment courses and have an underlying mucosal immunodeficiency. The image shown here was from a patient with advanced HIV infection who developed -azole resistant disease.
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