Candida albicans is the most common opportunistic pathogen causing Candidiasis.

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a yeast (a type of fungus) called Candida. Candida normally lives on skin and inside the body such as in the mouth, throat, gut, and vagina, without causing any problems. Candida can cause an infection if conditions change inside the vagina to encourage its growth. Things like hormones, medicines, or changes in the immune system can make infection more likely. The common term for candidiasis in the vagina is a vaginal yeast infection. Other names for this infection are vaginal candidiasis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, or candidal vaginitis.

Isolated from a 45 year female patient, with kidney transplant, recently the sample was positive for E.coli and now Staphylococcus saprophyticus.


Caption and photo by Shehbaz khan