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Medical Term:

candidiasis

Pronunciation: kan′di-dī′ă-sis

Definition: Infection with, or disease caused by, Candida, especially C. albicans. This disease usually results from debilitation (as in immunosuppression and especially AIDS), physiologic change, prolonged administration of antibiotics, and iatrogenic and barrier breakage.

Synonym(s): candidosis, moniliasis

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