Mycotic Diseases-Candidosis (Candidiasis)
Candidosis (candidiasis) is caused by overgrowth of candidal organisms due to systemic and/or local factors.
Candidosis can occur in a variety of clinical forms:
Pseudomembranous (thrush): White plaques which rub off leaving an erythematous base. Pain, burning, and taste alterations are common.
Acute atrophic (erythematous): Red mucosa accompanied by burning or pain.
Angular cheilitis: Cracks, crusts, pain in commissure area.
Chronic atrophic candidosis: Erythematous mucosa confined to denture bearing mucosa. Variably painful.
Chronic Atrophic Candidosis
Chronic hyperplastic candidosis: White epithelial thickening similar to leukoplakia.
Chronic Hyperplastic Candidosis
Median rhomboid glossitis: Erythematous patch anterior to circumvallate papillae.
Median Rhomboid Glossitis
Mucocutaneous candidosis: May involve skin, oral and vaginal mucosa and nails. May be familial.