Thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth. It usually begins on the tongue and inside of the cheeks, and may spread to the palate, gums, tonsils, and throat.
Severe, untreated thrush can spread to the:
- Urinary tract
- Whole body—systemic infection causes multiple organ failure and death
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Last reviewedDecember 2013by Michael Woods, MD
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