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candidemia

noun can·di·de·mia \ ˌkan-də-ˈdē-mē-ə \

medical Definition of candidemia

: infection of the bloodstream with fungi of the genus Candida (as C. ablicans or C. parapsilosis)
  • … researchers had long noted that in the majority of cases, patients who developed candidemia had central venous catheters in place for receiving infusions of antibiotics and other drugs, blood products, and other substances.
  • —Joan StephensonThe Journal of the American Medical Association28 Nov. 2001

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