What is Candidiasis?

Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any species from the genus Candida (one genus of yeasts). Candida albicans is the most common agent of Candidiasis in humans. Also commonly referred to as a yeast infection, candidiasis is also technically known as candidosis, moniliasis, and oidiomycosis.

Candidiasis encompasses infections that range from superficial, such as oral thrush and vaginitis, to systemic and potentially life-threatening diseases. Candida infections of the latter category are also referred to as candidemia or invasive candidiasis, and are usually confined to severely immunocompromised persons, such as cancer, transplant, and AIDS patients, as well as nontrauma emergency surgery patients.

Superficial infections of skin and mucosal membranes by Candida causing local inflammation and discomfort are common in many human populations.

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Hey I have had a really back vaginal smell with thick clumply discharge and I saw my doctor who tested for s.t.ds and other things they were normal...

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First you should have a routine urine examination and urine culture and sensitivity. This will...

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I had the mirena iud placed in about a year after my first son who is now five..anyway...about a year after having it i dastarted to get like yeast...

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According to your information, it could be due to yeast infection (fungal) or bacterial vaginosis (type of STD)....

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hi, please i had my period last month on September 2, a week after that i experienced mild bleeding for about a week, and i was told i had...

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As you had intermenstrual spotting and delayed periods, there is possibility of hormonal imbalance.
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