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Inflammatory bowel disease

Oral (oropharyngeal) candidiasis is a fungal infection of the oropharyngeal mucosa with Candica albicans (most common). Species in the Candida group are normally part of the flora of the oropharyngeal mucosa, but its proliferation is influenced by the saprophytic flora with which it competes for survival.

Oropharyngeal candidiasis is common in newborns, the elderly, or people with weakened immune systems, as well as adults who:

– are treated for cancer;

– is under treatment with antibiotics or corticosteroids;

– wears dentures;

– they have diabetes.

Symptoms include:

– white or yellow patches on the skin, lips, gums, inner cheeks or palate;

– redness and pain in the mouth and throat;

– cracking of the corners of the mouth;

– pain when swallowing, in cases where it extends to the neck.

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