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What causes a secondary infection of candidiasis to the lung?
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
In brief: Immune
Your immune system is working abnormally.
This can occur in HIV infection.

In brief: Immune
Your immune system is working abnormally.
This can occur in HIV infection.
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