What Causes Oral Thrush in Adults? Topic Guide

What Causes Oral Thrush in Adults? What Causes Oral Thrush in Adults?: Oral thrush (oropharyngeal candidiasis) is a fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of a yeast-shaped fungus called Candida albicans. The Candida fungus also causes diaper rash and adults can develop yeast infections of the skin in skin folds and creases. Oral thrush is not the same as a vaginal yeast infection (moniliasis).

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