Thrush

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What is the spanish meaning of thrush? What we call in Puerto Rico .... sapo? It is an oral fungus.

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updated OCT 29, 2009
posted by gloria2

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Muguet, although I've also seen and heard algodoncillo, esp. in Mexico. Depending on register or education level, candidiasis bucal is perfect. I'm a Spanish/English Medical Interpreter/Translator.

updated OCT 29, 2009
posted by PamelaG
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I think the aphtha meaning fits thrush, at least what I have seen.

updated JUL 21, 2008
posted by motley
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Hi Motley
This just goes to show that when we look up a word we should then look up the reverse meaning.

updated JUL 21, 2008
posted by Eddy
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afta = ulceration, aphtha

I had no idea what aphtha was & I can't find it in my English dictionary, which is old.

Just did a search & found this for aphtha

aphtha /aph·tha/ (af´thah) pl. aph´thae [L.] (usually plural) small ulcers, especially the whitish or reddish spots in the mouth characteristic of aphthous stomatitis.

updated JUL 20, 2008
posted by motley
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Hi Motley
However, when you look up "afta", it says "sore". Just out of interest, what does the Oxford Dictionary say when you look up "aftas"

updated JUL 20, 2008
posted by Eddy
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It is afta (f) in Collins Dictionary.

updated JUL 20, 2008
posted by Eddy
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I found aftas in the Oxford dictionary

updated JUL 20, 2008
posted by motley
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I don't know any other word either...candidiasis in Spain

updated JUL 20, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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In Spanish it is called candidiasis de los tejidos de la boca u oral, although there is probably a less medical term used in the street, such as that "sapo" looking thing. It is an infection caused by a type of fungus called Candida.

updated JUL 19, 2008
posted by lazarus1907