Different species of Candida.
Candida has around 154 species. Out of these, six of the Candida species result in infections that are relatively easy to deal with. The most significant cause of Candida infection is the specie Candida albicans. But the other species of Candida tropicalis, Candida glabrata, Candida parapsilosis, Candida krusei, and Candida lusitaniae contribute to increase your problems in the body if their numbers rise beyond control. These different species, apart from Candida albicans, add to the expansion of these infections.
Candida infections are called candidiasis and they are caused by a number of host factors like unhealthy diet, genetic factors, stress, weak immune or even the intake of antibiotics. These host factors disturb the natural flora leading to the infection that is usually and commonly caused by the Candida albicans.
Different types of Candidiasis
There is an increasing incidence of infections caused by C. glabrata, which could be because it is less susceptible to the currently used azole antifungals. Other medically important Candida species include C. parapsilosis, C. tropicalis, and C. dubliniensis.
The parent types of Candida are Candida parapsilosis, Candida tropicalis – these can also cause infection. Candida vini. candidiasis usually includes mouth conditions, nosocomial infections, vaginal conditions, skin conditions and esophagus related diseases. The sub types of the infection are: cutaneous candidiasis( skin candidiasis) , thrush – (mouth infection), vaginal candidiasis , penile candidiasis (less common but possible in men), Pulmonary candidiasis (lung infection), Esophagus candidiasis, Invasive candidiasis (severe type mostly in immune suppressed patients), Atrophic candidiasis (oral infection), Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, Endocardial candidiasis and Paronychia (affecting the nails.)
The infections or candidiasis are usually a combination of a weak immune system along with other factors that support the growth of candida albicans present in the human flora. The recent addition in the Candida specie which causes candidiasis is candida glabrata. With the ever increasing population of immune compromised folks, trends have shown Candida glabrata to be a highly opportunistic pathogen of the urogenital tract, and of the bloodstream. It is especially prevalent in HIV positive people, and the elderly.
Now that you know all the different Candida species and types, it is important for you to start taking preventive measures against them. A holistic Candida cleanse is the most effective approach you can use in your treatment plan for any Candida specie led infection. This will strengthen your body from within and ensure that you remain in a state of well being and good health.