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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Candidiasis and types of Candidiasis

Candidiasis and types of Candidiasis

Candidiasis definition Candidiasis is also known as moniliasis, is a fungal disease that is classified under opportunistic fungal infection, because of its occurrence in persons with an immune-suppressed system, especially newborns, HIV/AIDS patients, patients on antibiotic therapies, cancer therapy patients. It usually does not cause disease in healthy individuals. It is an overgrowth in the gut by Candida albicans species …

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Candida albicans- An Overview

Habitat of Candida albicans Normal Habitat: mucosal membranes of human and other warm blooded animals. Also found in the gut, the vagina or also in the surface of the skin. Found in the digestive tract of birds also. Isolated from soil, animal, hospitals, in-animate objects and food. Worldwide distribution Morphology of Candida albicans Small, oval, measuring 2-4 µm in diameter. …

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