An Hiv positive patient with a CD4 COUNT OF 300/Cumm presents with mucosal lesions in the mouth as shown in the figure. on microscopy budding yeasts and pseudohyphae are seen. A most probable diagnosis is?
Ans: A. Candidiasis
- Most common opportunistic infection in HIV is candidiasis
- Candidiasis is a fungal infection due to any type of Candida.
- When it affects the mouth, it is commonly called thrush.
- Signs and symptoms include white patches on the tongue or other areas of the mouth and throat. Other symptoms may include soreness and problems swallowing.
- When it affects the vagina, it is commonly called a yeast infection. Signs and symptoms include genital itching, burning, and sometimes a white “cottage cheese-like” discharge from the vagina.