Depends on severity of infection and prior exposure to antifungals
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 when isolated from swabs or respiratory samples. Pneumonia due to Candida is extremely rare.
However, yeast should never be ignored or considered contaminants when isolated from blood cultures.
Endocarditis (rare- persistent positive blood cultures; risk factors for IE)
Esophagitis (check for HIV)
UTI (assoc. with stent or stone)
Ophthalmology should see if positive blood cultures
Repeat blood cultures every 48h until negative