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  • Candida albicans

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    Candida albicans Candida albicans is a dimorphic fungus. This means that that C. albicans has to different phenotypic forms, an oval shaped yeast form and a branching hyphal form. C. albicans normal habitat is the mucosal membranes of humans and various other mammals including the mouth, gut, vagina, and sometimes the skin. Normally C. albicans causes no damage and lives symbiotically with the human or animal host, even helping to breakdown minute amounts of fiber that are eaten in the host’s

  • Essay On Candida Albicans

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    Microbe Bug Report Candida albicans: Friend or Foe INTRODUCTION. Our bodies are made up of billions of living microorganisms. Most of these microorganisms are extremely beneficial for our health and actually contribute to our survival. However, if imbalances occur within, our naturally helpful microbes then they can become “invaders and literal harmful. I will examine Candia albicans and its important role in the body and the consequence of their imbalance. RESEARCH & CLASSIFICATION. The genus

  • Candida albicans

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    The main reason why I ended up choosing Candida albicans as my particular microbe is because I wanted to be original and try to pick something different from the rest of my classmates. Also, in order to know more about microbes that could impact humans by way of infection and disease, I was set on choosing some type of parasite or pathogen. In addition, when we had looked at fungi - yeasts through our microscopes, I had thought that this particular microbe’s structure was quite interesting and unique

  • Virulence Factors and Evasion of the Human Defense System of Fungus

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    A dimorphic fungus known as Candida albicans is the highest investigated and most common fungal pathogen in humans, capable of evading the human complement system. It populates the oral and genitourinary cavity surfaces, the digestive tract and triggers an array of infections that are dependent upon the character of latent imperfections in the host. As a former hospital employee that has witnessed firsthand accounts of the increasing degree of such infections, it sparked my curiosity to investigate

  • Candida Albicans: A Case Study

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    who complain of vaginal discharge, discomfort or odour without any objective finding (Dodson and Friedrich, 1997). Candida albicans is the most frequently isolated invasive fungal pathogen in humans, with the majority of infections being localized to the urogenital or oropharyngeal tracts of the patient (Fidel, 1996). In addition to localized infections, Candida albicans is

  • Vaginal Thrush

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    Vaginal thrush is a very common yeast infection that it is caused by Candida albicans in 90% of the cases (2007). Candida is a diploid yeast fungus and is an opportunistic pathogen that is normally kept in control by the immune system and bacteria, therefore, any disruption in body’s defenses can lead to the overgrowth of Candida, hence thrush (2011). Vaginal thrush mainly occurs during a women’s reproductive years and is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI), but it can be passed on from one

  • An Overview of Oral Candidiasis

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    Candida albicans is a harmless commensal yeast which becomes pathogenic when environmental changes trigger the virulence factors of the organism. Hence Candida species are opportunistic pathogens in susceptible individuals. Oral infection caused by C. albicans known as oral candidiasis or candidosis. However, C. albicans exist in the mouths of 80% of healthy individuals. Any alteration in the environment of oral cavity can change the presence of candida from commensal to pathogenic. This translation

  • Thrush

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    What is Thrush? Thrush is a fungal infection primarily, of mucosal tissues of the body. Also termed as Candidiasis or, “yeast infection” in common language, thrush is the result of the overgrowth of Candida albicans, a genus of fungi. Although it can cause problems for individuals of any gender and age having a weak immune system, children and elders are more prone to this disease. What is the real source of Thrush? Your own body is the real source of Thrush. Many types of microbes like bacteria

  • Opportunistic Fungal Infections

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    other hand, opportunistic fungal infections only cause disease when the immune system degrades [1]. Opportunistic fungi are commensal with the host and a very low intrinsic virulence to cause until the immunity is altered. Some of these include: Candida species, Aspergillus species, pneumocystic jirovecii and Cyptococcus neoformans. These disseminate diseases such as: oral candidiasis (oral thrush), genito-urinary disease and ocular or sinus infections which may spread to involve the Central Nervous

  • Fungal Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts

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    Fungal infections in immunocompromised host are common and are associated with significant mortality and morbidity. These are either endemic- caused by ubiquitous fungi such as: Histoplasma capsulatum and Mucor spps or opportunistic fungi such as: Candida species, Aspergillus species, pneumocystic jirovecii and Cyptococcus neoformans. Opportunistic fungal infections are the most common fungal infections seen in immunocompromised and are attributed to decline in CD4+ T cell counts, neutrophil counts