Noncandidal Fungal Infections of the Mouth Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Nov 23, 2022
  • Author: Manuel Valdebran, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Also consider an underlying undiagnosed disorder leading to immunosuppression; dissemination of fungal infection; and extension into or invasion of the paranasal sinuses, the orbit, or the cranial cavity.

The condition may be indistinguishable from other causes of chronic oral ulceration, such as tuberculosis, malignancy, and any of the other deep mycoses.

Chronic oral ulceration, chronic maxillary sinus infection, or bizarre mouth lesions, especially in patients who have traveled to endemic areas or are immunocompromised in any way, should be treated with suspicion.

Differential Diagnoses