Fungus - Yeast
Invasive infections in immunocompromised hosts and hospitalized patients, but can cause mucocutaneous disease in normal hosts (i.e. thrush or vaginitis).
Normally found in the GI tract and on skin.
Often a colonizer.
Infectious Disease consultation recommended in invasive infection
Candida species isolated from respiratory cultures (including bronchoscopy) are typically colonizing organisms and do not require treatment.
Candida species isolated from urinary cultures (especially catheterized patients) are typically colonizing organisms and do not require treatment.