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Candidiasis

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Definition

noun

(pathology) An infection caused by the presence of the Candida species, especially in moist cutaneous areas of the body.


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Candida species may infect different parts of the human body, such as vagina, vulva, and other mucous membranes. Hence, Candida infections may exist in the following forms:

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


Word origin: Candida + -iasis (state or condition caused by the presence of an infectious agent) See also:

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