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Invasive Candidiasis

Invasive candidiasis is a fungal infection that can occur when Candida yeasts enter the bloodstream. Candidemia (a bloodstream infection with Candida), is extremely rare in people without risk factors, but it is the fourth most common bloodstream infection among hospitalized patients in the United States.

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Invasive Candidiasis Topics

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What is invasive candidiasis?

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Non-specific fever and chills…

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Who gets it and how it can be prevented…

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Candida species are normal inhabitants of the skin and mucous membranes…

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See your health care provider…

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Antifungal treatment…

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Resources and publications…

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How common is invasive candidiasis?

 
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