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  • Introduction
  • C.albicans
  • Pathogenecity
  • Factors affecting Candidal carriage.
  • Immunity to Candida.
  • Classification of Candidiasis.
  • Investigations.
  • Treatment.


  • For a clinical infection to occur the yeast must be converted into Pseudohypal form.
  • Candida species are assumed to cause disease by direct tissue invasion either by inducing a Hypersensitive state or produce candidial toxins.
  • Healthy persons with yeast colonization have an average of 300 to 500 CFU/cumm3 of saliva which varies with diurinal variation.

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