from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fungal infection of any of the Candida (yeast) species.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an infection caused by fungi of the genera Monilia or Candida, especially Candida albicans.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)
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Like Rask, the infant was suffering from an oral yeast infection called candidiasis.
This is a fast and eventual diet that I use and have used for a systemic condition that started in the lower intestine called candidiasis; and it eventually swept through my entire body and blood system.
Anti-Fungal’s are the fifth most well represented with 33 compounds which would help with fungal infections such as candidiasis, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and perhaps even cryptococcal meningitis.
Science-based medical doctors know from the evidence that there are genital and oral (thrush) yeast infections, and that there is also a systemic form of chronic candidiasis that can occur in immunocompromised patients, such as those suffering from AIDS, mono and cancer.
But I digress … the candidiasis issue has been torn into by people much smarter and more informed on the issue than I. Along with the Quackwatch link above, Wikipedia appears to have a decent write-up, including a list of references for anyone who has an interest in learning more about candidiasis.
Xerostomia can also lead to thrush (oral candidiasis), a yeast infection of the mouth or throat, and can also have a negative impact on quality of life by affecting your:
Not the idea that some people especially with compromised immune systems have systemic candidiasis, but not the population at large as some seem to believe.
I believe that a few, with emphasis on the word few, people have candidiasis, but not the majority of patients.
I view adrenal fatigue syndrome as I do candidiasis.
[Some examples are] micronutrient supplementation, multivitamins, vitamin A. Oral candidiasis can be treated reasonably well.