|Thrush and Stress
Mar 16, 2001
My doctor says that thrush can be caused by stress and anxiety. Is this correct?
| Response from Dr. Bartlett
I am assuming that you are HIV-infected. In that scenario, thrush most commonly occurs in people with CD4 counts of 300 or less. Thrush can be precipitated by the use of broad spectrum antibiotics or steroids. Factors which further compromise your immune system, including stress, may increase the risk of thrush.
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