Cutaneous Candidiasis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 17, 2020
  • Author: Richard Harold "Hal" Flowers, IV, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Differential diagnoses for candidal intertrigo are as follows [53, 54] :

  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Irritant contact dermatitis
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Inverse psoriasis
  • Pemphigus vegetans
  • Hailey-Hailey disease

Differential diagnoses for oropharyngeal candidiasis are as follows [55, 56] :

  • Lichen planus
  • Herpes
  • Geographic tongue
  • Oral hairy leukoplakia
  • Aphthous ulcers
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Leukoplakia
  • Chemotherapy-related mucositis
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Zinc deficiency
  • Hairy tongue
  • White sponge nevus
  • Pemphigus