CANDIDIASIS

n. a commonly-occurring infection caused by yeastlike fungi (Genus Candida), usually that of Candida albicans. Aside from occurring in the vagina, it may also affect the mouth and skin folds. Thus, its presenting symptoms may vary including those of vaginitis, bladder infections, stomach pains, headaches, and bad breath. Formerly called moniliasis.

CANDIDIASIS: "In more serious infections, candidiasis could could cause endocarditis, meningitis, osteomyelitis, and septicemia."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CANDIDIASIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/candidiasis/ (accessed July 16, 2019).
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