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What is invasive candidiasis?

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If candida yeast enters the bloodstream (usually through medical equipment or devices), it can travel to the heart, brain, blood, eyes, and bones. This can cause a serious, life-threatening infection.

This happens most often to people who have recently been admitted to a hospital or live in a health care facility, such as a nursing home. Like other types of yeast infections, if you have diabetes, a weakened immune system, kidney failure, or are on antibiotics, your chances of getting it are greater.

From: What is Candidiasis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Candidiasis,” “Oropharyngeal/Esophageal Candidiasis,” “Genital/vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC),” “Invasive Candidiasis.”

HealthyChildren.org: “Thrush and Other Candida Infections,” “Diaper Rash.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Vaginitis.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Vaginal Yeast Infection.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 25, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Candidiasis,” “Oropharyngeal/Esophageal Candidiasis,” “Genital/vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC),” “Invasive Candidiasis.”

HealthyChildren.org: “Thrush and Other Candida Infections,” “Diaper Rash.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Vaginitis.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Vaginal Yeast Infection.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 25, 2018

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