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Case 1: Oral Candidiasis

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D If the patient has oral candidiasis, clotrimazole (Mycelex) troches would clearly provide a more effective clinical response than fluconazole (Diflucan) and clotrimazole would have a lower rate of return of symptoms.

This answer is incorrect. Available data suggest that fluconazole provides similar clinical responses and a lower rate of return of symptoms when compared with clotrimazole.

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A The patient likely has the erythematous (atrophic) form of oral candidiasis and fluconazole (Diflucan) would be an appropriate option for therapy.
B The diagnosis of oral candidiasis is likely inaccurate considering the patient does not have any visible white patches or white plaques.
C If the patient has oral candidiasis, itraconazole (Sporanox) tablets would be more effective than itraconazole solution (assuming the same dose of the two preparations is used).

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