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Antibiotic candidiasis

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noun

An infection by Candida as a result of prolonged use of broad spectrum antibiotics.


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Candida are one of the gut flora of the body. When broad spectrum antibiotics are prescribed and used for an extended period of time the result is the destruction of not only the target bacteria but also other bacteria in the gut flora. This encourages the increased growth of Candida since Candida have no other bacteria to majorly compete with.


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