Candida parapsilosis- An Overview

Candida parapsilosis- An Overview

What is Candida parapsilosis? Candida parapsilosis has been classified under the emerging pathogens in the recent past, causing invasive candidal disease. It was first discovered in Puerto Rico by Ashford in 1928 from a diarrheal stool and later discovered to be a pathogenic agent in causing sepsis among intravenous drug users. It was initially named Monilia parapsilosis and later renamed to …

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Candida tropicalis- An Overview

Candida tropicalis

What is Candida tropicalis? Candida tropicalis is a yeast form of fungi known to be pathogenic in neutropenic hosts and disseminating through the bloodstream to peripheral organs. It is closely related to Candida albicans in pathogenicity and clinical features. It is a common systemic fungus, affecting persons with immune-compromised and immune-suppressed systems. The common treatment therapies for invasive infection of …

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Candida glabrata- An Overview

Candida glabrata

What is Candida glabrata? Candida glabrata was previously known as Torulopsis glabrata, belongs to the class of Fungi Imperfecti, the order of Moniliaes and family of Cryptococcaceae. C. glabrata is one of the most common candida species, living commensally in the human host. It does not cause disease in healthy individuals. However, it has been found to also cause candidiasis in persons …

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