Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by Egyptian Doctor, Nov 23, 2012.
What is your medical diagnosis ?
Oral candidiasis also known as Moniliasis or oral thrush.
My gut feeling is that this is oral thrush, especially becos the uninvolved areas ( although very few and far between and along the borders ) are clearly inflamed. if this is still limited to her mouth, she is lucky, becos if it spreads to the esophagus, then she won't b able to eat anything ): Dear Egyptian Doctor, please do the needful for this child (Y)
Now, in some people the filliform papilla don't shed and hang around a little longer, in which case it can look exactly like this ( minus the inflammation ) i.e absolutely white, if the oral hygiene is otherwise good. If there is bacterial overgrowth or if the person smokes then it can look black and if a person with a white hairy tongue takes a lot of sugary substance then u can hav superimposed canidial growth and bacterial as well.
Hairy tongue - notice there is no inflammation.
hairy tongue with superimposed bacterial growth or staining by food, tobacco etc.
oral hairy leukoplakia
Oral thrush .. Candidiasis
I will say Oral Candidiasis as well
strawberry tounge due to scarlet fever
Answer : Candidiasis
mucositis could be drug induced
Oral candidiasis ( =oral candidosis, oral thrush ,oropharyngeal candidiasis, moniliasis, candidal stomatitis)
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