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Oral Thrush (cont.)

Oral Thrush Prognosis

The prognosis for infants who experience thrush is excellent. Like many issues, age has its benefits. The function and effectiveness matures as an individual passes from infancy to childhood to adulthood. As such, the frequency of thrush diminishes with age.

Older children, teens, and adults who develop thrush (and are not employing inhaled corticosteroids) should have an evaluation by their physician.

Synonyms and Keywords

Oral thrush, white tongue, oral candidiasis, yeast infection, Candida albicans, fungal infection, oropharyngeal candidiasis

Author and Editor

Author: John Mersch, MD, FAAP

Editor: Jerry Balentine, DO, FACEP

REFERENCE:

Venkatesh, Mohan Pammi. "Clinical Manifestations and Diagnosis of Candida Infection in Neonates." UpToDate.com. Feb. 2009. <http://www.uptodate.com/patients/content/topic.do?topicKey=~mcNV_dPvFZbvUb_&selectedTitle=4~9&source=search_result>.


Last Editorial Review: 8/9/2013

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