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thrush
Jan 3, 2002

how do you contract Thrush?

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Thrush is caused by Candida, a yeast that is a normal inhabitant of our bodies. Clinical thrush develops when the other germs that keep the Candida in check are killed off by broad-spectrum antibiotic use, or when a person's immune system is damaged. Candida is a common infection of babies, who are born with immature immune systems.


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