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Candidiasis

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Synonyms of Candidiasis

  • Candidosis
  • Moniliasis

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Candida Granuloma
  • Candida Infection around the Nails
  • Candida Paronichia
  • Candidiasis of the Skin
  • Cutaneous Candidiasis
  • Cutaneous Moniliasis
  • Mucocutaneous Candidiasis, Chronic
  • Oral Candidiasis
  • Penis, infected by Candida
  • Systemic Candidiasis
  • Thrush
  • Vaginitis, Caused by Candida
  • Vulvovaginitis, Caused by Candida
  • Yeast Infection, Systemic

General Discussion

Candida Albicans is a normally harmless yeast infection found in the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina. Candidiasis is an infection caused by a fungus called Candida; most commonly the Candida albicans variety. The Candida infection (also known as a yeast infection) usually affects the skin and/or the mucous membranes of the mouth, intestines, or the vagina. Candida infections are rarely serious in otherwise healthy people. In rare cases, it may spread through other parts of the body if the patient's immune system is not functioning properly. In the most severe cases it can affect the blood, the membrane lining the heart muscle (endocardium), or membranes around the brain (meninges).

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