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Oral candidiasis

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The following summarized guidelines for the management of oral candidiasis are prepared by our editorial team based on guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA/CDC/NIH/HIVMA 2023), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA 2016), and the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID 2012).
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Guidelines

1.Medical management

Antifungal therapy: offer any of the following in patients with mild OC:
clotrimazole troches 10 mg 5 times daily for 7-14 days
miconazole mucoadhesive buccal 50 mg tablet applied to the mucosal surface over the canine fossa once daily for 7-14 days
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2.Specific circumstances

Pregnant patients: do not use voriconazole, anidulafungin and caspofungin in pregnant patients.
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More topics in this section

  • Patients with denture-related candidiasis

  • Patients with HIV (prevention)

  • Patients with HIV (antifungal therapy)

  • Patients with HIV (management of treatment failure)

3.Preventative measures

Chronic suppressive therapy
Avoid offering chronic suppressive therapy in patients with OC.
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Offer fluconazole 100 mg 3 times weekly if chronic suppressive therapy is required in patients with recurrent infection.
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