Candidiasis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Nov 04, 2016
  • Author: Jose A Hidalgo, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

See the list below:

  • Cutaneous candidiasis - Dermatitis (contact, allergic), folliculitis
  • Gastrointestinal tract candidiasis - Esophagitis due to herpes simplex virus, herpes zoster, induced by radiation, gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Respiratory candidiasis - Bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia, tracheitis, Aspergillus pneumonia
  • Genitourinary tract candidiasis - Bacterial cystitis or pyelonephritis
  • Candidemia - Bacterial sepsis, bacterial endocarditis
  • Disseminated candidiasis - Bacterial meningitis, bacterial sepsis, bacterial endocarditis, tuberculosis
  • Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis - HIV-seropositive state, chronic granulomatous disease
  • Hepatosplenic candidiasis - Hepatic abscess, cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, acalculous cholecystitis, ascending cholangitis, graft versus host disease, granulomatous hepatitis, relapsed malignancy

Differential Diagnoses