Unformatted text preview: Sab Dex Slant Conidiospores Causative agent: Candida albicans Category: Fungus Kingdom: Eukarya Phyllum: Ascomycota Subphylum: Ascomycotina Order: Sacchoromycetales Family: Sacchoromycetaceae Genus: Candida Species: albicans Disease: Thrush, an infection of the mouth, tongue, lips, inside cheeks, and palate. Common in AIDS, cancer patients. Common in diabetics and in long-lasting irritation from dentures. Oral infections can result from passing through an infected mother's vagina. Esophagitis, an infection of the mouth can spread to the throat. Cutaneous candidiasis, found in areas of the skin that are unusually moist and receive little ventilation. (under the nails and on the skin of the finger at the base of the nail, also in folds of obese persons) Vaginal yeast infections, not usually transmitted sexually. Pregnancy, diabetes, use of antibiotics, birth control pills, frequent douching and make women more susceptible. Deep candidiasis (Candida sepsis), Candida fungi contaminate the bloodstream and spread throughout the body causing severe infection. May enter through catheters, tracheotomy sites, ventilation tubin, surgical wounds. My enter through intravenous causing severe infection....
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2011 for the course BIO 31 taught by Professor Silva during the Spring '11 term at Reedley.
- Spring '11