|thrush on skin
Oct 31, 2001
On this forum it appears that oral thrush is a common symptom in babies who are hiv positive. However would it be unusual if an infant potentially infected with hiv develop's thrush in areas such as the perianal region, under arms, between toes and in the groin area, but have no oral thrush at any time in the present and past? Thanks
Response from Dr. Jackson
Candida infection is common in infants especially in the groin area (diaper dermatitis)and next is oral thrush (oral candidiasis) which affects 2-5% of all newborns. So thrush is relatively nonspecific for HIV infection.
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