Cutaneous Candidiasis Questions & Answers

Updated: May 22, 2018
  • Author: Noah S Scheinfeld, JD, MD, FAAD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is cutaneous candidiasis?

What is the pathophysiology of cutaneous candidiasis?

What is the role of genetics in the pathophysiology of cutaneous candidiasis?

What causes cutaneous candidiasis?

What is the prevalence of cutaneous candidiasis in the US?

What is the global prevalence of cutaneous candidiasis?

Which patient groups are at highest risk for cutaneous candidiasis?

What is the prognosis of cutaneous candidiasis?

Where can patient education resources for cutaneous candidiasis be found?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of candidal vulvovaginitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of candidal balanitis?

What are the risk factors for congenital candidiasis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of oropharyngeal candidiasis (oral thrush)?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of candidal diaper dermatitis?

What are the risk factors for oral candidiasis in adults?

What are common sites for intertrigo in patients with cutaneous candidiasis?

What is decubital candidosis?

Which history findings are characteristic of paronychia in patients with cutaneous candidiasis?

What is the prevalence of cutaneous candidiasis in patients with HIV?

What is the role of candidiasis in breastfeeding-associated pain?

What are rare presentations of cutaneous candidiasis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of candidal vulvovaginitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of congenital candidosis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of oropharyngeal candidiasis in infants?

Which physical findings are characteristic of candidal diaper dermatitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of oral candidiasis in elderly persons?

Which physical findings are characteristic of intertrigo?

Which physical findings are characteristic of paronychia?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of cutaneous candidiasis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Cutaneous Candidiasis?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of cutaneous candidiasis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of cutaneous candidiasis?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for candidal vulvovaginitis?

What is included in the treatment of candidal balanitis?

What is included in the treatment of congenital candidosis?

How is oropharyngeal candidiasis treated in infants?

What is included in the treatment of candidosis of the nipple?

What are the treatment options for candidal diaper dermatitis?

What are the treatment options for oral candidiasis in adults?

What are the treatment options for intertrigo?

What are the treatment options for paronychia?

What are the treatment options for cutaneous candidiasis in patients with HIV infection?

What guidelines have been published for the management of cutaneous candidiasis?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of cutaneous candidiasis?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungal agents are used in the treatment of Cutaneous Candidiasis?