Cutaneous Candidiasis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 13, 2020
  • Author: Richard Harold "Hal" Flowers, IV, MD; 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 causes cutaneous candidiasis?

What is the 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 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 are other 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 candidal diaper dermatitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of oral candidiasis?

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?

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 approach considerations in treating candidiasis?

What is included in the treatment of candidal vulvovaginitis?

What is included in the treatment of candidal balanitis?

What is included in the treatment of congenital candidiasis?

What is included in the treatment of candidal diaper dermatitis?

What are the treatment options for oral candidiasis?

What are the treatment options for candidal intertrigo?

What are the treatment options for paronychia?

What are the treatment options for candidiasis in HIV?

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

What measures can be taken to prevent candidal infections?

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?

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