Pathogens
Candida albicans

Candida albicans

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 Diseases consultation recommended in invasive infection.

Ophthalmology consultation recommended to rule out endophthalmitis in all patients with candidemia.