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How serious can a yeast infection become ?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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In brief: Very Serious

For the gneral public, yeast infections usually refer to vaginal yeast, oral yeast & some in the esophagus.
These ususally occur after a course of antibiotics. However, immnuocompromised patients, those on transplant drugs, prednisone, chemotherapy & those with multiple chronic illnesses can get yeast in the blood and elsewhere and it can cause death. Very potent anti-yeast drugs are used.

In brief: Very Serious

For the gneral public, yeast infections usually refer to vaginal yeast, oral yeast & some in the esophagus.
These ususally occur after a course of antibiotics. However, immnuocompromised patients, those on transplant drugs, prednisone, chemotherapy & those with multiple chronic illnesses can get yeast in the blood and elsewhere and it can cause death. Very potent anti-yeast drugs are used.
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