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Would a yeast infection in the blood stream show up on blood smear?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

A "culture" of the blood would be a better way to find fungal infection

In brief: No

A "culture" of the blood would be a better way to find fungal infection
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rarely

You would need to have a high load of yeast in the blood to see it on a peripheral smear.
.. But I have seen yeast on such a smear several times, so it is possible.

In brief: Rarely

You would need to have a high load of yeast in the blood to see it on a peripheral smear.
.. But I have seen yeast on such a smear several times, so it is possible.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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