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Can·di·da al·bi·cans

a fungal species ordinarily a part of humans' normal gastrointestinal flora, which only becomes pathogenic when there is a disturbance in the balance of flora or in an impairment of the host defenses from other causes; resulting disease states may vary from limited to generalized cutaneous or mucocutaneous infections, to severe and fatal systemic disease including endocarditis, septicemia, and meningitis.
Synonym(s): thrush fungus

Candida albicans

[al′bəkanz]
a common budding yeast; a microscopic fungal organism normally present in the mucous membranes of the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina of healthy people. Under certain circumstances, it may cause superficial infections of the skin, mouth, or vagina. Infection of the esophagus and severe invasive systemic infections may occur in persons with human immunodeficiency virus. See also candidiasis.
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Candida albicans

Candida albicans

A dimorphic fungus that is a major opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised Pts; C albicans is part of the normal GI flora, and commonly causes vaginal candidiasis Management Nystatin, ketoconazole, fluconazole

Can·di·da al·bi·cans

(kan'di-dă al'bi-kanz)
A yeast species; a common cause of skin, mucous membrane, and vaginal infection; may also cause sepsis, and invasive disease in the immunocompromised patient.

Candida albicans

The common THRUSH fungus. Candida is a yeast-like fungus commonly affecting the mouth, the vagina and the GLANS of the penis and sometimes causing serious infections in immunocompromized people or in the debilitated who have to have heavy or prolonged antibiotic treatment. It is also a common infecting agent in people with DIABETES or CUSHING'S SYNDROME. Also known as monilia.
Candida albicans microorganism constituent of normal skin and gut flora becoming pathogenic when normal floral balance is disturbed, causing mild skin infections and a range of endogenous disease states (poorly controlled diabetes, patients on immunosuppressant therapies, and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome [AIDS] are especially susceptible to severe candidal infections); nail fold C. albicans infection causes chronic paronychia; skin infections are more common in warmer weather, and affect intertriginous areas, e.g. interdigital skin, causing a distinctive yeast odour and maceration (with sloughing of superficial epithelium and exposure of raw-looking dermal tissues) or fissure formation (with local inflammation and pain); candidal infections respond to topical azoles, 1% terbinafine, itraconazole or ketoconazole; 10% povidone-iodine in spirit is effective in the treatment of raw intertriginous infections

Candida albicans,

n a pathogenic yeast, which is the causal agent of thrush, vaginal infections, and systemic candidiasis.
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Candida albicans.

Can·di·da al·bi·cans

(kan'di-dă al'bi-kanz)
Fungal species ordinarily a part of humans' normal gastrointestinal flora, which only becomes pathogenic with a disturbance in balance of flora or impairment of the host defenses from other causes.

Candida

a genus of yeast, commonly part of the normal flora of the mouth, skin, intestinal tract and vagina, but can cause a variety of diseases. Most infections are associated with predisposing factors, particularly immune suppression. Only C. albicans is commonly associated with disease. See also candidiasis.

Candida albicans
causes thrush in the mouth, crop, proventriculus and the gizzard of birds, and stomatitis, pneumonia and miscellaneous infections in other species. See candidiasis. Previously called Monilia albicans.
Candida glabrata, Candida guilliermondii, Candida krusei, Candida pseudotropicalis, Candida rugosa, Candida tropicalis
have been associated with mastitis in cattle.
Candida parapsilosis
associated with necrotizing placentitis and abortion in cattle.