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Thrush

An infection by the fungal species Candida.

  • Oral or esophageal thrush (can be easily wiped away) is seen in immunocompromised individuals
  • Nystatin swish and swallow can be used to treat oral thrush
  • The colloquial term thrush refers to the resemblance of the white flecks present in some forms of candidiasis (e.g. pseudomembranous candidiasis), with the breast of the bird of the same me

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    • A 21-year-old female presents to the doctor’s office with a 3-day history of sore throat. She is currently taking an inhaled corticosteroid for her asthma. Her temperature is 99.4°F. A KOD prep taken from a sample of one of the plaques shows budding year. An illustration of her tongue is shown. Which is the most likely course of pharmacotherapy that the doctor will prescribe for this patient.

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