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Sources of Candida Organisms

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sources of Candida organisms nosocomial

invasive fungal infections are most

commonly caused by Candida species as

mentioned before Candida species are

normal commensals of the

gastrointestinal tract skin genital

urinary tract and occasionally

respiratory tract in particular the

gastrointestinal tract may Harbor

Candida organisms in the mouth esophagus

stomach small bowel and less commonly

large bowel Candida organisms readily

adhere to the mucosa of the mouth and

may proliferate they're causing

oropharyngeal candidiasis or they may

extend into the esophagus causing

esophageal candidiasis not only will

they proliferate on the mucosal surface

but they may on occasion invade into the

deeper tissues in these areas producing

invasive disease the respiratory tract