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- Candida albicans: common colonizer of the human mouth, colon and vagina. Most common cause of oropharyngeal candidiasis (OPC)
- Other Candida spp. can cause oropharyngeal candidiasis, including C. tropicalis, C. glabrata, and C. krusei. Some species may not respond as well to standard therapy.
- Risk factors for non-albicans Candida spp may include prior OPC and prior use of antifungal drugs