Pathogens
Candida

Candida

Precautions

Routine Practices

Susceptibilities

General Information

Fungus - Yeast

Invasive infections in immunocompromised hosts and hospitalized patients, but can cause mucocutaneous disease in normal hosts (i.e. vaginitis).

Normally found in the GI tract and on skin.

Often a colonizer.

  • Candidemia
  • Endocarditis
  • Line Infections
  • UTI
  • Endopthalmitis
  • Thrush
  • Esophagitis
  • Vulvovaganitis
  • Hepatosplenic

Infectious Disease consultation recommended in invasive infection

Isolation of yeast in the blood should never be considered a contaminant