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A genus of yeast-like mitosporic Saccharomycetales fungi characterized by producing yeast cells, mycelia, pseudomycelia, and blastophores. It is part of the normal flora of the skin, mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina, but can cause a variety of infections, including candidiasis, onychomycosis, vulvovaginal candidiasis and thrush. (From Dorland, 28th ed) Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

Systemic candidiasis is an invasive yeast infection caused primarily by C. albicans, although other Candida species can also be the cause. It leads to septicemia, endocarditis, meningitis, and rarely as osteomyelitis. Superficial candidiasis is common, but generally only immunocompromised patients have systemic candidiasis. Because Candida species are common contaminants, diagnosis is difficult and requires the elimination of other possible causes. Source: Regenstrief Institute

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Candida sp
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zh-CN Chinese (China) 假丝酵母属单个未知种
Synonyms: 假丝酵母;假比酵母;念珠菌;念珠菌属;假丝酵母单个未知种
fr-CA French (Canada) Candida sp
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Candida sp
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it-IT Italian (Italy) Candida sp
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Candida sp
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nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Candida sp.
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pl-PL Polish (Poland) Candida sp
Synonyms: Candida sp.