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Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of viral pneumonia?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology

In brief: No

Pulmonary candidiasis causing pneumonia is rare and usually only seen in those who are severely immuno-suppressed.

In brief: No

Pulmonary candidiasis causing pneumonia is rare and usually only seen in those who are severely immuno-suppressed.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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