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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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