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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ahmed Younes M.B.B.CH [2]


C. albicans is the main species causing infection in humans more than any other candida species.


Most common causes:

Candida albicans is the most common cause of oropharyngeal candidiasis.[1][2]

Less common causes:

Other candida strains can cause oropharyngeal candidiasis:[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Barchiesi F, Morbiducci V, Ancarani F, Scalise G (1993). "Emergence of oropharyngeal candidiasis caused by non-albicans species of Candida in HIV-infected patients". Eur. J. Epidemiol. 9 (4): 455–6. PMID 8243605.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sangeorzan JA, Bradley SF, He X, Zarins LT, Ridenour GL, Tiballi RN, Kauffman CA (1994). "Epidemiology of oral candidiasis in HIV-infected patients: colonization, infection, treatment, and emergence of fluconazole resistance". Am. J. Med. 97 (4): 339–46. PMID 7942935.