• Candidiasis

    Wet mount of vaginal secretions demonstrating Candida.Candida are thin-walled, small yeasts that reproduce by budding. Approximately 10 species of Candida cause disease in humans. Of these, Candida albicans causes at least 90 percent of cases of mucocutaneous disease. When Candida produce invasive candidiasis, the other species of Candida begin to appear with increased frequency. Systemic invasive infection usually presents as fever and chills unresponsive to antibacterial therapy, but it may also manifest as renal or hepatosplenic infection, meningitis, endophthalmitis, endocarditis, osteomyelitis and/or arthritis. A comprehensive review of diseases caused by Candida can be found at:



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