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Article
January 1947

CHRONIC LATENT ORAL MONILIASIS (THRUSH): Report of a Case of Twelve Years' Duration in Which the Disease Was Resistant to Treatment

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(1):85-90. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520010089009
Abstract

MONILIAL infection of the mouth, or thrush, is common in infants and is occasionally observed in children and adults. The disease usually responds readily to local treatment and proper oral hygiene and cleanliness. There are, however, instances of oral thrush of a chronic latent type, resistant to all known therapy. A recent survey of twelve large dermatologic clinics1 in the United States indicates that the chronic latent form of the disease is constantly encountered in dermatologic practice. The paucity of case reports in the medical literature and the omission of mention of the disease in this form in most dermatologic textbooks apparently indicate that chronic latent oral thrush has received little or no attention. It is the purpose of this article, therefore, to call attention to the resistant latent type of chronic oral moniliasis by reporting a case of twelve years' duration.

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