Oral thrush in asthma patient on inhaled steroids

Oral thrush in asthma patient on inhaled steroids

M130/0435 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.7MB

Downloadable file size: 1.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Oral thrush due to steroids. Close-up view of the mouth of a 17-year-old girl with thrush. The soft palate and uvula are covered with white patches of Candida albicans, a yeast-like fungus. Candida albicans is a normal inhabitant of the mouth and vagina, but it is usually kept under control by bacteria present in these areas. In this case the patient was taking inhaled steroids for the prevention of asthma attacks. The steroids have lowered resistance in the mouth to allow thrush to take over. Rinsing the mouth after using an inhaler is thought to reduce the risk of infection. Treatment of thrush is with antifungal drugs.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: asthma, candidiasis, condition, corticosteroid, disease, disorder, healthcare, inhaler, inhaler use, medical, medicine, oral, oral candidiasis, oral thrush, steroid, thrush

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.