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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

OLP and Thrush

Oral Lichen Planus itself does not produce Thrush. The treatment for it, however can allow Thrush to proliferate. It is a type of yeast that commonly infects patients when their white blood cell counts are low.

Thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) usually seen in the mouths of babies. It also known as Candidiasis which usually appear as patches of white. It can be painful and needs treatment with a prescription antifungal medication.

Thrush is often seen in patients with OLP because of topical, injectable and systemic treatment.


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