Candida albicans


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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

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.

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.
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Candida albicans: Biology, genetics, and pathogenicity.
The investigators found that Candida albicans in the mice who received the treatment were less likely to survive attacks by the immune system, subsisting at a 12 per cent survival rate compared to a 25 per cent survival rate in mice who did not receive the treatment.
The predominant species was Candida albicans (561) followed by Candida tropicaiis (38), Candida dubiiniensis (26) and Candida krusei (13) (Fig.
Ademas, se observaron portaobjetos que contenian distintos microorganismos, como Candida albicans y bacterias con forma de cocos (estafilococos y estreptococos) y bacilos, tanto Gram positivos como negativos.
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The evolution of drug resistance in clinical isolates of Candida albicans Elife.
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Also recorded that the incidence of Candida albicans isolated from broiler carcass and worker's hand swab samples was 4(18.18%) and 2 (22.22%), respectively.
Characterization of prostaglandin E2 production by Candida albicans. Infect Immun [Internet].