Candidiasis: Epidemiology, Symptoms and Treatment Options


Felipe Contreras (Editor)
Pedro Fuentes (Editor)

Series: Dermatology – Laboratory and Clinical Research
BISAC: MED017000

Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the Candida species. Also commonly referred to as a yeast infection, candidiasis encompasses infections that range from superficial, such as oral thrush and vaginitis, to systemic and potentially life-threatening diseases. In this book, the authors discuss the epidemiology, symptoms and treatment options of candidiasis.

Topics include invasive candidiasis and candida parapsilosis complex diagnoses and treatment; conventional and alternative treatment options for oral candidiasis; candida spp. in the oral cavity of children with immunodeficiencies; oxidative stress and the development of antifungal agents for the treatment of candidiasis; inhalation and topical steroid therapy and oral candidiasis; and fluorescent staining for the diagnosis of oral erythematous candidiasis. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Invasive Candidiasis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment
(Mayra Cuéllar Cruz, Guillermo Quindós, Everardo López Romero, Departamento de Biología, División de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Campus Guanajuato, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, México, and others)

<i>Candida parapsilosis</i> Complex
(D.V. Moris, M.S.C. Melhem, M.A. Martins, R.P. Mendes, Departamento de Doenças Tropicais e Diagnóstico por Imagem, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, UNESP, Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil, and others)

Oral Candidiasis: Conventional and Alternative Treatment Options
(C.E. Vergani, P.V. Sanitá, E.G.O. Mima, A.C. Pavarina, A.L. Machado, Araraquara Dental School, UNESP, Univ Estadual Paulista, Araraquara, SP, Brazil)
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Candida spp. in Oral Cavity of Children with Immunodeficiencies
(Dorota Olczak-Kowalczyk, Maria Roszkowska-Blaim, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska, Maria Dąbkowska, Ewa Swoboda-Kopeć, Beta Pyrżak, Ewa Krasuska-Sławińska, Renata Górska, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Warsaw Medical University, Poland, and others)

Oxidative Stress and the Development of Antifungal Agents for the Treatment of Candidiasis
(Maxwel Adriano Abegg, Mara Silveira Benfato, Institute of Science and Technology, Federal University of Amazonas, Itacoatiara, AM, Brazil, and others)

Inhalation and Topical Steroid Therapy and Oral Candidiasis: A Brief Overview
(Arjuna N.B. Ellepola, H.M.H.N. Bandara, Hugh D. Smyth, Faculty of Dentistry, Health Sciences Center, Kuwait University, Kuwait, and others)

Fluorescent Staining for the Diagnosis of Oral Erythematous Candidiasis
(Yoichi Nakagawa, Department of Clinical Pathophysiology, Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine, Tsurumi, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Japan)
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