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Candidemia: An Increasingly Prevalent Invasive Fungal Infection


Manning Laurens

Candidemia refers to a bloodstream infection caused by Candida species, a type of fungus that naturally resides in the human body. Candida is commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract, oral cavity and vaginal mucosa, where it usually exists in a harmless, balanced state with other microorganisms. However, under certain circumstances, Candida can multiply and invade the bloodstream, leading to a potentially life-threatening condition known as candidemia. Candidemia has become a significant concern in healthcare settings, particularly among immunocompromised individuals and those with underlying medical conditions. The incidence of candidemia has been on the rise in recent years, posing a challenge for healthcare providers in terms of diagnosis and treatment.

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