Candida albicans

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

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

  • Endopthalmitis

  • Thrush

  • Esophagitis

  • Vulvovaganitis

  • UTI – rare. When isolated it often reflects colonization and not infection

Infectious Disease consultation recommended in invasive infection

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