CandidiasisJAMA An infection with a fungus of the Candida family, generally Candida albicans; it most commonly
involves the skin (dermatocandidiasis), oral mucosa (thrush), respiratory tract (bronchocandidiasis), and
vagina (vaginitis). Candidiasis of the esophagus, trachea, bronchi, or lungs is an indicator disease for AIDS. See also Fungus; Thrush.
a disease caused by a yeast-like Candida fungus,
usually C. albicans (but also C. glabrata, C. parapsilosis or C. krusei).
Candidiasis can affect the skin, nails and mucous membranes throughout
the body including the mouth (thrush), esophagus, vagina (yeast infection),
intestines and lungs. Oral and vaginal candidiasis may be early signs
of immune impairment in HIV positive individuals. See also oral candidiasis,
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