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Skin Infection due to Candida Evaluation

The evaluation of candidiasis begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with candidiasis may include:

The diagnosis of candidiasis may be made without testing. In some cases, testing can be used to confirm the diagnosis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate candidiasis include:
  • Fungal skin scraping:
    • Viewed under the microscope can be diagnostic for superficial (cutaneous) candidiasis.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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