Candidiasis is often asymptomatic, and may be a chance finding of no clinical significance. It can however be the cause of odynophagia or dysphagia. It is commonly seen in the elderly and in patients with immunoparesis or following antibiotic therapy. The appearance may be of small white spots (Fig. 2.198) or of patchily distributed discoloured material. Figure 2.205 shows candidal hyphae in strands in a cytological smear.
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