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Candida infections in children: An overview

Authors
Carol A Kauffman, MD
Judith R Campbell, MD
Section Editor
Sheldon L Kaplan, MD
Deputy Editor
Mary M Torchia, MD

INTRODUCTION

The clinical manifestations of infection with Candida species range from local mucous membrane infection to widespread dissemination with multisystem organ failure. Candida are considered normal flora in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts of humans, but invade and cause disease when there is an imbalance in their ecological niche. (See "Biology of Candida infections".)

This topic will provide an overview of Candida infections in children. Many of these infections are discussed in detail in other topic reviews; they are briefly summarized here. The clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of candidemia in children and Candida infections in neonates are discussed separately.

(See "Candidemia and invasive candidiasis in children: Clinical manifestations and diagnosis".)

(See "Candidemia and invasive candidiasis in children: Management".)

(See "Epidemiology and risk factors for Candida infection in neonates".)

                       

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