Candida albicans

Candida albicans


Routine Practices


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 (NEVER considered a contaminant in blood cultures)

  • Candidemia
  • Endocarditis
  • Line Infections
  • UTI
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Thrush
  • Esophagitis
  • Vulvovaginitis
  • Hepatosplenic
  • Peritonitis

Infectious Disease consultation recommended in invasive infection