Candida spp.

Health Effects

Thrush and other diseases caused by Candida ablicans usually occur after prolonged treatment with antibiotics or steriods.

Allergen

Reported to be allergenic (7).

Growth Indoors

The environment is not a likely source of exposure for this fungus (17).

Growth Media

Part of the normal flora of mouth and other mucous membranes of the body.

Outdoor Location

The environment is not a likely source of exposure for this fungus (17).

Mold Reference Key

Abbreviation Reference
Aw Water Activity (Equilibrium relative humidity/100)
E Paul Ellringer
MAC McGregor Pearce - personal experience
NC Neil Carlson - personal experience
(1-27) Refer to Fungal Reference page

N. Carlson 9/92; Rev. 4/93, 7/93, 9/93, 1/94, 2/94,2/95,4/95, 5/96, 7/96