Thrush - Page 1 Chloe Nguyen Professor Bush MEDA 115 01...

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Page 1 Chloe Nguyen Professor Bush MEDA 115 01 April 2011 Project Thrush Thrush is candidiasis (yeast infection, moniliasis) of the oral mucosa, involving the mouth, tongue, palate, and gums (Frazier 334). Thrush is an infection of the mouth and tongue caused by the candida fungus, also known as yeast. Candida infection is not limited to the mouth; it can occur in other parts of the body as well, causing diaper rash in infants or vaginal yeast infections in women (Merck 773). In Merck, thrush is not described separately, yet included in candidiasis’s description. In Frazier, the description is displayed clearer. In the article “Giving thrush a thrashing” by Michelle Snow, the writer informs another name of thrush that was oropharyngeal candidiasis. Etiology Most cases of thrush are caused by the fungus Candida albicans. However, the infection rarely becomes systemic or infectious. Small amounts of the candida fungus are present in the mouth of most healthy people and are normally kept in check by other bacteria and
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