Moniliasis is a microbe infection of the mouth and throat that can, in exceptional cases, spread to other parts of the body, such as the vagina. It is generally caused by a strain of yeast. Yeast is present in the body under normal, healthy circumstances. Symptoms of this disease are not present unless an outside infection, poor immunity or use of antibiotics cause an increase in the presence of yeast. The development of a whitish layer on the tongue and other parts of the mouth cavity and the throat is a tell-tale symptom. Secretions from the vagina may accompany it as well. It can be successfully treated with antibacterial medication.
HOW IS MONILIASIS DIAGNOSED?
The disease, when occurring on the mouth, is also known as ""thrush"" and is not considered abnormal unless it lasts for more than a few weeks.