Oral thrush

Oral thrush is a thick white coating of the tongue and inside of the cheek. Unlike milk curds, it is difficult to remove and if removed it leaves small bleeding areas. It is the most common oral condition seen in HIV-infected children. Oral thrush is associated with difficulty or pain in swallowing or vomiting. It is caused by a fungus called Candida.

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