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Bible DictionaryAids Glossary
a fungus infection, caused by a member of the genus Candida. In the mouth, candidiasis is called thrush and shows up as white patches. In the vagina, the disease is called vulvovaginal candidiasis. Candidiasis can also attack lungs and the esophagus. This infection is considered an AIDS-defining condition in the United States.
Bible DictionaryGlossary of HIV(AIDS)-Related Terms
An infection with a yeast-like fungus<!-- (see) --> of the Candida family, generally Candida albicans. It most commonly involves the skin (dermatocandidiasis), oral mucosa (thrush), respiratory tract (bronchocandidiasis), and vagina (vaginal candidiasis, formerly called monilia). Candidiasis of the esophagus, trachea, bronchi, or lungs is an indicator disease for AIDS. Oral or recurrent vaginal candida infection is an early sign of immune system deterioration. See Opportunistic Infection; Thrush.
Bible DictionaryNCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
[kan-dih-DY-uh-siss]A condition in which Candida albicans, a type of yeast, grows out of control in moist skin areas of the body. It is usually a result of a weakened immune system, but can be a side effect of chemotherapy or treatment with antibiotics. Thrush usually affects the mouth (oral thrush); however, rarely, it spreads throughout the entire body. Also called candidosis or thrush. 
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Bible DictionaryNIDDK Digestive Diseases Dictionary
(KAN-di-DY-uh-sis) A mild infection caused by the Candida (KAN-di-duh) fungus, which lives naturally in the gastrointestinal tract. Infection occurs when a change in the body, such as surgery, causes the fungus to overgrow suddenly.
By NDDIC, a service of the NIDDK,NIH
Bible DictionaryHepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Thrush
See also: B , E Antibody , UBBC , S & LP , ZD0473

 

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