Candida

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Epidemiology

Invasive infections in immunocompromised hosts and hospitalized patients, but can cause mucocutaneous disease in normal hosts (i.e. vaginitis).

Normally found in the GI tract and on skin.

Often a colonizer.

Associated syndromes

  • Candidemia

  • Endocarditis

  • Line Infections

  • UTI

  • Endopthalmitis

  • Thrush

  • Esophagitis

  • Vulvovaganitis

  • Hepatosplenic

Additional Information

Infectious Disease consultation recommended in invasive infection

Isolation of yeast in the blood should never be considered a contaminant