Oral candidiasis.

  title={Oral candidiasis.},
  author={A Akpan and Rob Morgan},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={78 922},
Oral candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection of the oral cavity caused by an overgrowth of Candida species, the commonest being Candida albicans. The incidence varies depending on age and certain predisposing factors. There are three broad groupings consisting of acute candidiasis, chronic candidiasis, and angular cheilitis. Risk factors include impaired salivary gland function, drugs, dentures, high carbohydrate diet, and extremes of life, smoking, diabetes mellitus, Cushing's syndrome… CONTINUE READING