Oral candidiasis.The typical white patches may be seen anywhere within the oral cavity but are found most commonly on the fauces. Predisposing factors include poor oral hygiene, diabetes mellitus, and treatment with broad spectrum antibiotics or immunosuppressive drugs (including inhaled corticosteroids). The white plaques can be rubbed off with a swab, but the clinical appearance is so typical that microbiological confirmation is generally unnecessary. Esophageal involvement is common in patients with oral candidiasis.
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