There have been few reports of infections of the tongue due to Monilia. Practically all such cases have occurred in conjunction with some other form of infection. Engman and Weiss,1 in 1920, reported a case of infection of the mouth caused by Monilia candida. Castellani,2 in 1925, noted a swelling of the tongue due to a yeastlike organism, Cryptococcus macroglossiae. Zeisler,3 in 1927, found infections of the tongue in two cases ; one caused by Monilia pinioyi was associated with a polycythemia vera and chronic arteriosclerotic myocarditis. In this case the tongue was covered with exanthemic white streaks. The second case was that of a mycosis of the lips and tongue, producing a macrocheilia and a macroglossia. The tongue was covered with lateral fissures and grayish translucent streaks. The organism isolated was a Cryptococcus. Frost,4 in 1929, reported a case due to Monilia pinioyi, which was associated
HOFFSTADT RE, WHEELON H. PERSISTENT INFECTION OF THE TONGUE DUE TO MONILIA BRONCHIALIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(1):40–43. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030043005
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