Candidiasis

The causative yeast Candida albicans lives in the mouth, digestive (gastrointestinal) tract, and the vagina, along with many kinds of harmless bacteria, without causing any issues.

Causes—

  • Weak immunity
  • Undue use of antibiotics
  • Exposure to cancer drugs or corticosteroids
  • Diabetes

Signs and Symptoms–

Thrush (oral yeast infection)

  • Mouth lining, tongue, and/or angles of the mouth are red, cracked, or have white patches
  • Soreness or no symptoms.

Skin (cutaneous) –

  • Small-to-large patches of red, moist, raw skin usually develop in body creases( under the breasts, belly, or groin)

  • Skin may itch or be painful.
  • Pustules may appear around the edges of the red areas.

Vaginitis

  • Vaginal itch, pain, or burning
  • Cottage-cheese-like discharge
  • Dyspareunia
  • Dysuria
  • Edema

Esophagitis

  • Dysphagia
  • Pain behind the breastbone.

Investigations—-

  • Culture of the discharge
  • CT-scan
  • MRI-brain

Treatment—-

Medicines

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