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Does candida fungus commonly infect the lung?
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Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Candida affect mainly the skin or oral mucosa in healthy individuals .
In case of immune deficiency then invasive candida diseases could happen

In brief: No
Candida affect mainly the skin or oral mucosa in healthy individuals .
In case of immune deficiency then invasive candida diseases could happen
Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
In brief: No
Candida can involve the lung but only in very sick hospitalized patients who have received previous broad spectrum antibiotics.
Immunosuppressed patients such as cancer or HIV would be those who could rarely have candida lung involvement.

In brief: No
Candida can involve the lung but only in very sick hospitalized patients who have received previous broad spectrum antibiotics.
Immunosuppressed patients such as cancer or HIV would be those who could rarely have candida lung involvement.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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