Infections

Expert reports about Infections


INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE A CANDIDA INFECTION DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

 

What is a Candida infection?

A Candida infection (Candidiasis) is a fungal (yeast) infection by any of several species belonging to a genus (group) of fungus called Candida. Most fungal infections are superficial, involving the skin or nails, the vagina and vulva (vulvovaginal candidiasis [VVC], sometimes called vulvovaginitis), or other mucous membranes, such as the mouth. However some fungus infections are classified as invasive, meaning that the fungus has infected the bloodstream (candidemia) and/or various internal parts of the body, including the lungs or the layers around the brain. Most fungal infections in humans are caused by a species of fungus called Candida albicans Among non-C. albicans infections, most are caused by any of the following other four Candida species: Candida glabrata, Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis, or Candida krusei.


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