Basic Summary for Candidiasis


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Main name of condition: Candidiasis
Other names or spellings: Candida, Candida albicans, Moniliasis, Candidosis, Oidomycosis, Yeast infection


What is Candidiasis?
  Brief description of Candidiasis: Fungal infection of moist areas such as mouth or vagina
  Parent types of Candidiasis: Mouth conditions, Nosocomial infections, Vagina conditions
  Organs Affected by Candidiasis: skin, mouth, vagina, esophagus, respiratory tract
  Types of Candidiasis: Types of candida fungus:, Candida parapsilosis, Candida tropicalis, Candida vini, Candida subtypes by infected areas:, Cutaneous Candidiasis, Thrush, Vaginal candidiasis, Penile candidiasis, Pulmonary candidiasis, Esophagus candidiasis, Invasive candidiasis, Atrophic candidiasis, Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, Endocardial candidiasis, Paronychia
How serious is Candidiasis?
  Complications of Candidiasis: see complications of Candidiasis
What causes Candidiasis?
  Class of Condition for Candidiasis: parasite fungal
  Causes of Candidiasis: see causes of Candidiasis
  Risk factors for Candidiasis: see risk factors for Candidiasis
What are the symptoms of Candidiasis?
  Symptoms of Candidiasis: see symptoms of Candidiasis
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Candidiasis: see treatments for Candidiasis
Society issues for Candidiasis
  Hospitalization statistics for Candidiasis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Candidiasis:
  • 0.021% (2,699) of hospital consultant episodes were for candidiasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for candidiasis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for candidiasis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital consultant episodes for candidiasis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for candidiasis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for candidiasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for candidiasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for candidiasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 37% of hospital consultant episodes for candidiasis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 22% of hospital consultant episodes for candidiasis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31% of hospital consultant episodes for candidiasis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.015% (7,707) of hospital bed days were for candidiasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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