The pseudomembranous form of candidiasis is characterized by raised, white, curd-likeplaques that leave a raw bleeding surface when scraped. Candidiasis oftenoccurs in children with chronic conditions who are on long-term antibiotic therapy,as well as in children who are immunosuppressed.
The patient may be asymptomatic or may complain of a sore throat if the esophagealtissues are involved. In the newborn, secondary infection may occur.Lesions may be found on any mucosal surface. Topical or systemic antifungalagents are the treatment drugs of choice.