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Does candidiasis affect children differently than adults?

Infants commonly have candidiasis infection in the mouth, called thrush. The condition often resolves itself and is not considered a problem unless it lasts longer than two weeks. Thrush in adults is considered more unusual and may require treatment. In adults the condition can be a sign of suppressed immunity.

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