Fungus - Yeast
Invasive infections in immunocompromised hosts and hospitalized patients, but can cause mucocutaneous disease in normal hosts (i.e. vaginitis).
Normally found in the GI tract and on skin.
Often a colonizer.
Women’s Health: Candida sp. are a common cause of Vulvovaginitis and 50% of women will experience one episode in the lifetime. It is often a colonizer in 10% of women who are asymptomatic.
Infectious Disease consultation recommended in invasive infection