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What is candida yeast?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Type of yeast: Candida is the scientific name for a group of yeasts. There are sub types like albicans, glabrata and more. Yeasts are a type of fungus. So in other words, candida is a type of fungus as opposed to bacteria/viruses.Hope that helps!
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Candida, : Most commonly candida albicans, is a yeast found in the oral, gi, and vaginal tract.

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