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Systemic candidosis

Definition

noun

An infection by Candida species (especially Candida albicans) that spreads throughout the body such as the heart, kidneys, brain, liver, and genital tracts.


Supplement

This kind of Candida infection is life-threatening as it can result to sepsis. It is associated with people who have neutropenia and compromised immune system.

Note: Although some references consider candidosis as the more correct technical name for this condition other references use the term candidiasis synonymously with candidosis.


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