can·​di·​di·​a·​sis | \ ˌkan-də-ˈdī-ə-səs How to pronounce candidiasis (audio) \
plural candidiases\ ˌkan-​də-​ˈdī-​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce candidiasis (audio) \

Definition of candidiasis

: infection with or disease caused by a candida

called also moniliasis

Examples of candidiasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doctors will usually prescribe antifungal medication for cases of oral candidiasis, the AOMP says, and the infection can clear up pretty quickly once medication is being used, says Dr. Huang. Lauren Krouse,, 21 Oct. 2021 For most adults, candidiasis is treated with antifungal medication, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Daniel Funke, USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2021 Oral candidiasis—sometimes more commonly known as oral thrush—is a fungal infection that occurs in the mouth, says Dr. Nyugen. Lauren Krouse,, 21 Oct. 2021 On Tuesday, June 1st, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new new antifungal drug, Brexafemme (ibrexafungerp), to treat vulvovaginal candidiasis in adult females and pediatric females who have begun menstruating. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Notable examples include multiple different species of yeast hybrids that cause the human diseases cryptococcosis and candidiasis. Antonis Rokas, The Conversation, 4 June 2020 The technical term for this is vulvovaginal candidiasis. Lily Puckett, Teen Vogue, 28 Mar. 2019 When the doctor, Oma Amadi, examines his mouth, it is filled with white sores from candidiasis, a fungal infection. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, 12 June 2018 And in what is known as invasive candidiasis, yeast can dangerously invade the blood, heart, bones, and brain. Melinda Wenner Moyer, SELF, 10 July 2017 See More

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First Known Use of candidiasis

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for candidiasis

New Latin

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“Candidiasis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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can·​di·​di·​a·​sis | \ ˌkan-də-ˈdī-ə-səs How to pronounce candidiasis (audio) \
plural candidiases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce candidiasis (audio) \

Medical Definition of candidiasis

: infection with or disease caused by a fungus of the genus Candida

called also monilia, moniliasis

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