The term candidiasis refers to infections caused mainly by the classic opportunistic pathogen Candida albicans, or occasionally by other species of Candida, such as C. tropicalis, C. guilliermondii, C. parapsilosis, C. krusei, C. stellatoidea, C. pseudotropicalis and C. glabrata. These various yeast species differ in their potential to invade and colonize epithelial and epidermal sites, C. albicans being the species with the greatest such potential. Infections of the skin, nails and mucous membranes are the most often encoutered Candida infections.


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