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Infection with a fungus of the genus Candida, especially C. albicans, that usually occurs in the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth, respiratory tract, or vagina but may invade the bloodstream, especially in immunocompromised individuals. Also called candidosis, moniliasis.


(Medicine) another name for thrush21a


(ˌkæn dɪˈdaɪ ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
any of a variety of infections caused by fungi of the genus Candida, occurring most often in the mouth, respiratory tract, or vagina. Compare thrush 2 (def. 1).
[1945–50; < New Latin Candid(a) + -iasis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.candidiasis - an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)candidiasis - an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)
Candida albicans, Monilia albicans - a parasitic fungus that can infect the mouth or the skin or the intestines or the vagina
fungal infection, mycosis - an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus
thrush - candidiasis of the oral cavity; seen mostly in infants or debilitated adults
vaginitis - inflammation of the vagina (usually associated with candidiasis)


n candidiasis f, infección f por hongos or levaduras
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Pseudomembranous candidiasis is characterized with white-yellow plaques that can be wiped off revealing underlying mucosa with erythematous appearance which may bleed slightly.
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The distribution of mucosal lesion's was: angular chelitis, gingivitis, herpetic stomatit, herpetic stomatit + angular chelitis, pseudomembranous candidiasis + angular chelitis + gingivitis; fistula and herpetic labials.