Mycosis of the tongue - Definition

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Mycosis of the tongue is an infection caused by the growth of minute fungi on the tongue's surface. It is frequently observed in young children and immunocompromised individuals, that is people with a diminished immune response to attacks. In children, this mycosis resembles typical oral thrush, with white scale appearing on the tongue and inside the cheeks. Treatment is based on mouthwash and specific antifungal medication, allowing for the fungus to be removed.