On microscopy , bugging yeasts and pseudohyphae are seen. What is the likely diagnosis?

Microbiology

Topic: Mycology

A 35-year-old HIV-positive patient presents with mucosal lesions in the mouth as shown in the image below. On microscopy , bugging yeasts and pseudohyphae are seen. What is the likely diagnosis?

  1. Oral candidiasis
  2. Hairy leukoplakia
  3. Lichen planus
  4. Diphtheria

Correct Answer: Oral candidiasis