Candida albicans

Candida albicans
  • Candida albicans is an opportunistic pathogenic yeast.
  • It normally lives on human skin and inside the body, such as the mouth, throat, gut, and vagina, without causing problems.
  • However, under immuno-compromised conditions such as AIDS or during cancer treatment., it becomes a life-threatening systemic infection.

Interesting Facts about Candida albicans

  • It is a common member of the human gut flora, but can also survive outside the human body.
  • It is detected in the gastrointestinal tract and mouth in 40–60% of healthy adults.

Why in news?

  • A newly identified gene,CSA6, found in Candida albicans can hold the key to preventing the fungal infection Candidiasis.


  1. Medical News Today

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