Infection by Candida spp., often Candida albicans, a common fungal pathogen in man, usually when immunity or commensal flora disturbance occurs. It is normally a commensal organism in some anatomical sites. Some forms are termed thrush.
Usually a sign of some form of immunosuppression allowing the establishment of biofilms of candida spp.. This is because about 63% of adults have detectable canida spp., as do 44% of healthy children. There is no association with dentures, but age and caries are important.
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