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Thrush is a common infection of the mouth and tongue caused by the
yeast Candida albicans. Thrush appears on the mouth and
tongue as white patches that look like cottage cheese or milk curds. When the
patches are wiped away, the surface appears red and raw and may bleed.
In babies, the Candida yeast may cause a rash in the diaper area.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
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