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Journal of Mycology
Volume 2014, Article ID 758394, 5 pages
Review Article

What Makes Oral Candidiasis Recurrent Infection? A Clinical View

Department of Oral Medicine & Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science & Technology, P.O. Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan

Received 18 September 2014; Accepted 13 December 2014; Published 28 December 2014

Academic Editor: Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski

Copyright © 2014 Azmi M. G. Darwazeh and Tamer A. Darwazeh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Clinical oral Candida infection (candidiasis) is one of the common oral mucosal infections, and its management is usually frustrating due to either treatment failure or recurrence. Historically, oral candidiasis has been branded as disease of diseased. The unsuccessful management of oral candidiasis can due to either incorrect diagnosis, failure to identify (or correct) the underlying predisposing factor(s), or inaccurate prescription of antifungal agents. Failure to properly treat oral candidiasis will lead to persistence of the fungal cell in the oral cavity and hence recurrence of infection. The oral health care provider should be aware of these fall pits in order to successfully manage oral candidiasis.