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I have tuberculosis am I more likely to get a lung infection caused by candida?
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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: No
Although candida can be found in the sputum it can be considered a contaminant except in certain situations such as immunosuppresion (cancer, HIV etc) if a person with tuberculosis has a candida infection the above must be ruled out particularly hiv.
Otherwise the answer is no.

In brief: No
Although candida can be found in the sputum it can be considered a contaminant except in certain situations such as immunosuppresion (cancer, HIV etc) if a person with tuberculosis has a candida infection the above must be ruled out particularly hiv.
Otherwise the answer is no.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
In brief: No
Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that individuals with a normal immune system can catch from anyone coughing the bacteria into the air. Candida lung infection is a fungal infection that happens more often when the immune system is suppressed by a disease or a medication.
If you have TB because of immune suppression then it is possible to get a candida infection but it is rare in any case.

In brief: No
Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that individuals with a normal immune system can catch from anyone coughing the bacteria into the air. Candida lung infection is a fungal infection that happens more often when the immune system is suppressed by a disease or a medication.
If you have TB because of immune suppression then it is possible to get a candida infection but it is rare in any case.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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