New blood test speeds diagnosis of blood infection, Pitt study confirms
But Candida also has a sinister side in causing vaginal yeast infections and oral thrush. When it crosses over the gastrointestinal barrier into the blood, systemic blood infections (sepsis) can occur, especially in elderly people and those with ...
STDs: All You Need To Know About The Silent Trap
Candida albicans is a bacterium which has an important role in your gut. However, if the bacterial balance is destabilized, candida can grow into a yeast infection. The vaginal infection is known as thrush, and the symptom is obvious: it's itchy! You ...
Is It Safe to Have Sex With a Yeast Infection?
Candida albicans making itself comfortable in your vagina is normal and doesn't automatically mean you have an infection. “People have yeast in their [vaginas] all the time and don't even know it,” Lauren Streicher, M.D., an associate professor of ...
Blood Test Cuts Time to Diagnosis for Common, Deadly Yeast Infection
A new blood test seems to perform as well as, if not better than, traditional blood cultures at detecting a type of fungal yeast infection that commonly strikes hospital patients, according to an analysis led by UPMC. The T2Candida Panel is the first ...