Oral Candidiasis in Non-Severe COVID-19 Patients: Call for Antibiotic Stewardship.

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Oral Candidiasis in Non-Severe COVID-19 Patients: Call for Antibiotic Stewardship.

Oral Surg. 2020 Sep 21;:

Authors: Riad A, Gad A, Hockova B, Klugar M

Abstract
Bacterial/fungal coinfection is a suggested etiological theory for the COVID-19 related oral manifestations that may trigger overprescribing of broad-spectrum antibiotics for COVID-19 patients, especially for the ones who experience a longer course of the infection. Rigorous reporting of the clinical scenarios of fungal complications such as oropharyngeal candidiasis (OPC) which could cause life-threatening candidemia may help in understanding the ongoing pandemic and the potential role of dentists in frontline teams.1,2 Therefore, we aim to describe a non-severe COVID-19 case with oral candidiasis according to the CARE guidelines.3.

PMID: 33042219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]