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Candidiasis

  • Badri Modi
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Abstract

Opportunistic fungal infection most commonly associated with Candida albicans. Candida albicans commonly colonizes the skin, gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts; can become pathogenic leading to superficial candidiasis in the setting of fungal overgrowth in a favorable environment (warm, moist, alkaline) or disseminated in an immunocompromised host.

Keywords

Candida Candidiasis Disseminated candida Intertrigo Yeast 

Suggested Readings

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    Pappas PG, et al. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of candidiasis: 2009 update by the infectious disease society of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;48:503–35.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Grossman ME, et al. Candidiasis. In: Cutaneous manifestations of infections in the immunocompromised host. 2nd ed. New York: Springer; 2012. p. 12–9.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Badri Modi
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of DermatologyCity of HopeDuarteUSA

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