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What are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

What are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

Fungal infection: That depends upon what fungus it is to which you are referring. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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Please describe the underlying causes of thrush/yeast infections?

Please describe the underlying causes of thrush/yeast infections?

Yeast/opportunity: Thrush /yeast infections are caused by a yeast called candida albicans. It is an opportunist that is everywhere in nature and makes up 5% or more of the dry weight of your poo.It lives off the sugar in mucous and needs only the opportunity to get into a space to set up shop.Having the anus near the vagina makes it an common site.Diabetics and babies that feed often are more at risk of oral thrush. ...Read more

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What could cause symptoms of immune issues and reoccuring oral thrush, other than autoimmune disorders?

What could cause symptoms of immune issues and reoccuring oral thrush, other than autoimmune disorders?

Oral thrush: It is unusual for an 17 year old to have recurrent oral thrush. If you use chronic corticosteroid, or steroid asthma inhaler, you might have an increased risk of having it. Some conditions that affect the number or function of your t lymphocytes, a type of the immune cells can make you susceptible to oral thrush or mucocutaneus candidiasis. ...Read more

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Which medicine cures systemic candida which is cause of allergies on the skin?

Which medicine cures systemic candida which is cause of allergies on the skin?

Candida: Systemic candida, if seen, is only seen in severely immunodeficient individuals and generally does not cause allergies. I suggest you consult a board certified allergist to identify your problem first. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic thrush?

What are the causes of chronic thrush?

Fungus: Common thrush is an overgrowth of a normal oral fungus called candida albicans. It usually results from an imbalance of oral organisms secondary to antibiotic use. It can also occur in immune compromised patients. Treatment with anti fungal agents after stopping antibiotics is generally effective. ...Read more

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What causes a secondary infection of candidiasis to the lung?

What causes a secondary infection of candidiasis to the lung?

It depends...: First, it must be said that just because candida is found in a sputum culture, it does not mean that a person has a candidal infection- this yeast is typically a colonizer and can be mistaken as a culprit . However, in the approrpiate context, profound immuno-suppression (organ transplant or else, bone marrow transplant patient) creates a situation where candida can be an opportunistic infection. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an oral yeast infection?

Some causes are.....: Medications that upset the balance of microorganisms in the mouth and may cause thrush especially corticosteroids and antibiotics, certain medical situations such as uncontrolled diabetes, HIV infection, cancer, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and a dry mouth increase the probability, and even smokers are at a higher risk of developing oral thrush (candidiasis). ...Read more

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Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of bacterial pneumonia?

Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of bacterial pneumonia?

Yes: Oral candidiasis (thrush), or vaginosis is commonly seen in people treated with antibiotics. Both usually resolve with local treatment. Systemic candidiasis does occur in patients recovering from severe sepsis, but is not "common" outside the ICU except in the immune compromised. ...Read more

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Can systemic inflammatory response syndrome occur in the absence of infection?

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Can systemic inflammatory response syndrome occur in the absence of infection?

Yes: Sirs represents an inflammatory response that has 'gone out of control, ' and is defined usually by vital signs abnorms and abn's in the blood count. Can occur with autoimmune problems, pancreatitis, burns, other physiological insults. If an infection is detected (with cultures, or clinically), then we refer to it as sepsis. Docs will sometimes use terms loosely, leading to some confusion. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of systemic yeast infection for a guy?

What are symptoms of systemic yeast infection for a guy?

Complicated: What yeast are you referring to? Histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, cryptococcosis, coccidiodomycosis and other systemic diseases are all yeast infections. Symptoms are not specific for any and require detailed testing to establisha diagnosis. If you are referring to candidiasis then this virtually never occurs in a person with normal immunity or outside a hospital. See a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Whats the signs of a systemic infection?

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Whats the signs of a systemic infection?

Answer: Fatigue, fever, generalized malaise are the most common ones. In more severe cases, hypotension, rapid heart beats, dehydration. ...Read more

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Causes of treatment failure in intestinal tuberculosis?

Causes of treatment failure in intestinal tuberculosis?

TB treatment failure: Treatment fails if the wrong antibiotics are used (i.e. the organism is or becomes resistant), if the patient doesn't take the medicine as directed for long enough, or if the patient has a compromised immune system such as from AIDS or other issues. Some organisms just don't have effective treatments as well. ...Read more

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Causes of cankers?

Canker Sores= Herpes: In general most of us in medicine are now calling canker sores herpes. Trying to destigmatize this common human condition so that appropriate treatment and a prevention plan can be made to keep you healthy and your loved ones protected. If you have not had a blood test for herpes please seek this out soon. ...Read more

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Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of viral pneumonia?

Less than: Staph infections are much more common than candida following a viral pneumonia, but certainly they can occur. Generally, overgrowth of candida that is local (thrush or vaginosis) can occur in any patient. Systemic candidiasis or candidal pneumonia is seen, but usually only in the immune compromised or severely ill patient. ...Read more

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Is a fungal infection a yeast infection? Or are there different types of fungal infections. I'm referring to a fungal infection of the mouth.

Fungal infection: Yes, fungus, yeast are the same. There are many different types, from the more common thrush, to the more rare but destructive less known fungal infections like histoplasmosis and others. The usual in the mouth is Candida Albicans or thrush. ...Read more

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Molecular mimicry is a possible cause of some forms of autoimmunity due to bacterial infection..Do fungal/viral infections ever cause autoimmunity?

Molecular mimicry is a possible cause of some forms of autoimmunity due to bacterial infection..Do fungal/viral infections ever cause autoimmunity?

Molecular mimicry: Why yes viral infections certainly do display molecular mimicry. Most commonly are the herpesvirus family (herpes simplex, varicella, cmv, ebv...16 in all). That is why these viruses remain latent within us and if the immune system is disrupted by acquired immunodeficiencies (age, chemotherapy, HIV or other viral infections) these viruses then reactivate. ...Read more

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What are the causes and effects of yeast infection?

Yeast infection: also called vaginal candidiasis is a very common condition and not considered a STD. Yeast infection is caused by the fungus and some of the common reason is antibiotics. Diflucan (fluconazole) - antifungal medication and antifungal cream are drugs for treatment. Rec.: see your PCP for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Systemic (Definition)

A condition that involves the whole body as compared to a part of the body. For example diabetes ...Read more