Candidiasis

Jose A. Vazquez, Jack D. Sobel

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Abstract

Within a few decades, Candida species have progressed from infrequent pathogens that were largely considered nuisance contaminants to important and common human pathogens causing a wide spectrum of superficial and deep disease. Superficial infections are frequently community acquired and responsible for considerable morbidity. In contrast, deep seated, invasive, and systemic Candida infections are usually nosocomial in origin. The pathogenesis and risk factors for superficial and deep candidiasis, although overlapping, are markedly different; hence, superficial infection uncommonly results in systemic disease. Matching the increased incidence of Candida infections has been the availability in the last 2 decades of successive generations of antifungal agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of Clinical Mycology
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages167-206
Number of pages40
ISBN (Electronic)9781441966407
ISBN (Print)9781441966391
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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    Vazquez, J. A., & Sobel, J. D. (2011). Candidiasis. In Essentials of Clinical Mycology: Second Edition (pp. 167-206). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6640-7_11