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It is possible that the main title of the report Candidiasis is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- Candidiasis of the Skin
- Cutaneous Candidiasis
- Cutaneous Moniliasis
- Vulvovaginitis, Caused by Candida
- Vaginitis, Caused by Candida
- Penis, infected by Candida
- Oral Candidiasis
- Candida Infection around the Nails
- Candida Paronichia
- Mucocutaneous Candidiasis, Chronic
- Candida Granuloma
- Systemic Candidiasis
- Yeast Infection, Systemic
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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