11. Candidiasis and Less Common Yeast Genera

  1. Errol Reiss1,
  2. H. Jean Shadomy2 and
  3. G. Marshall Lyon III3

Published Online: 7 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118101773.ch11

Fundamental Medical Mycology

Fundamental Medical Mycology

How to Cite

Reiss, E., Shadomy, H. J. and Lyon, G. M. (2011) Candidiasis and Less Common Yeast Genera, in Fundamental Medical Mycology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118101773.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470177914

Online ISBN: 9781118101773



  • candidiasis, Candida albicans;
  • opportunistic yeasts, pneumocystis;
  • community-onset candidiasis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Candidiasis-at-a-Glance

  • Introduction/Disease Definition

  • Case Presentations

  • Diagnosis

  • Etiologic Agents and their Ecologic Niches

  • Epidemiology

  • Risk Groups/Factors

  • Transmission

  • Clinical Forms

  • Determinants of Pathogenicity

  • Therapy

  • Laboratory Detection, Recovery, and Identification

  • Less Common Opportunistic Yeast Genera

  • Selected References for Candidiasis

  • Questions