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Disease or Condition — Infections and Parasites:
bronchial candidiasis

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Description

Bronchial candidiasis is a type of fungal infection that affects the bronchi, which are the airways that connect the lungs to the trachea. It is caused by the fungus Candida albicans, which is normally found in the mouth, throat, and gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms of bronchial candidiasis include coughing, wheezing, chest pain, and difficulty breathing. Treatment typically involves antifungal medications, such as fluconazole or itraconazole. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the infected tissue.

Synonyms
  • bronchial moniliasis
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