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Lecture notes 9 - Candidiasis infant with thrush...

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7/13/11 1 Candidiasis Presentation Developed By: Kelly Bees, Troy Adamson, Ashley Bischoff Candida bestyeastinfectiondiseases.com Candidiasis medical-dictionary.freedictionary.com Candida hipernatural.com Candidiasis • Also known as moniliasis, thrush, yeast infection, candidosis, diaper rash • Etiologic Agent is Candida • A fungus, Candida, usually Candida Albicans Candida Albicans www.drfungus.com infant with thrush doctorspil er.com Candida ClassiFcation • Kingdom: ±ungi • Phylum: Ascomycota • Class: Saccharomycetes • Order: Saccharomycerales • ±amily: Saccharomycetaceae • Genus: Candida Candida Candida on skin www.candidafood. com Hyphae forming Candida cel • Worldwide in distribution • Life cycle is dimorphic, includes two stages • yeast • hyphae • Alternates between yeast and hyphal phases dependent on environmental conditions • Lives on 40-80% of normal humans-normal ²ora keeps it from becoming pathogenic • found on skin, in gut, mouth, intestines, vagina, respiratory system igb.fraunhofer.de Candida Epidemiology • Candida is presented to humans through food, and various other forms • Becomes pathogenic by invading mucosa • Can be due to prolonged hospital stays, and prior antimicrobial use • Causes damage when yeast population multiplies, escaping control from resident bacteria competition
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