The nurse is assessing a child with white patches on his tongue that may be candidiasis (thrush). This suspicion is confirmed
•Candidiasis adheres to the surface of the mucosa and tongue and is difficult to scrape off.
•Incorrect: Candidiasis does not appear on the face. It can occur on the tongue and oral mucosa, genitalia, or anus. It may also cause systemic infections.
•Incorrect: Candidiasis can cause bleeding when the patches are removed, but this will not happen when scraped with a tongue blade.
•Incorrect: Candidiasis does not produce a fruity smell.