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Cutaneous candidiasis


Cutaneous candidiasis is a skin infection caused by a fungus, and can present as vaginal yeast infection, diaper rash and infection of the nail.

Candida fungus grows on hair, skin and nails and can be found in places that are warm and moist. The condition can present as an itchy rash with pimple-like bumps that continue to grow and spread. The rash is often found on the skin folds, genitals, middle of the body, buttocks and under the breasts. Oral thrush is a form of candida infection in the mouth, and occurs when antibiotics have been taken. Angular cheilitis is a form of candida colonization of the corners of the mouth.

Leading risk factors are a compromised immune system, diabetes and obesity.