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The Worst Thrush I Have Ever Seen

Douvoyiannis, Miltiadis MD; Swank, Colleen MD

doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000619
Illustrative Cases

A neonate developed oral lesions during treatment of thrush with gentian violet. The medication was applied by his mother according to the instructions on the bottle she bought over the counter. The literature is briefly reviewed and it is suggested that the availability of this solution without medical supervision should be reconsidered.

From the *Department of Pediatrics and †Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Altru Health System and ‡Pediatrics University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Miltiadis Douvoyiannis, MD, Department of Pediatrics and Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Altru Health System, Main Clinic 1000 S, Columbia Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58201 (e-mail:

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