Candidiasis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Mar 24, 2023
  • Author: Jose A Hidalgo, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Diagnostic considerations include the following:

  • 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