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FUNGAL DISEASESEg:Candiasis(Vaginal Thrush)
FUNGAL DISEASES:The diseases of humans or other vertebrates caused by fungi areCalled FUNGAL DISEASES.
E.g. of fungal diseases in humans are:CandidiasisRing worm etc..,E.g. of fungal diseases in vertebrates are:PencillosisAspergillosis
What is CANDIDIASIS?
Also known as YEAST INFECTION OR THRUSH
Candida albicans is the most common fungal microorganism of candidiasis in humans
The fungal microorganism is also known as candidosis, moniliasis, and oidiomycosis.
It can be of many types such as skin, oral, nail ,vaginal and esophagus etc.,
Most common is the Vaginal thrush.
Micrograph of esophageal candidiasis
Vaginal wet mount, showing slings of pseudohyphae of Candida albicans surrounded by round vaginal epithelial cells, conferring a diagnosis of candidal vulvovaginitis.
VAGINAL THRUSHCaused by types of fungal yeast Candidia species
Commonly live around the skin on the vaginal area
Vagina is the common site for candidial infection because candidia is favorable in conditions where there is warm, moist and airless part of the body
Most common causal species is Candidia albicans and also other species like Candida glabrata or Candida tropicalis
SYMPTOMS OF VAGINAL THRUSHVaginal discharge which is usually creamy , white and thick and also sometimes watery
Causes itch, redness, discomfort, or pain around the outside of the vagina (the vulva)
Pain and discomfort