Antifungal therapy in oropharyngeal mycotic infections

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1990 Jan;69(1):32-41. doi: 10.1016/0030-4220(90)90265-t.


Oral and pharyngeal candidiasis is a significant infection, particularly in immunosuppressed persons. Candidiasis may be evident as red or white lesions and may produce symptoms. In immunosuppressed persons, oral candidiasis may lead to extensive regional involvement and to systemic infection and can result in death. Because of the significance and prevalence of candidiasis, the recognition and management of infection are important.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local / therapeutic use
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Candidiasis, Oral / drug therapy*
  • Candidiasis, Oral / pathology
  • Humans
  • Mouth Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Mycoses / drug therapy*
  • Pharyngeal Diseases / drug therapy*


  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Antifungal Agents