Definition of Moniliasis

1. Noun. An infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans).

Exact synonyms: Candidiasis, Monilia Disease
Terms within: Candida Albicans, Monilia Albicans, Vaginitis
Generic synonyms: Fungal Infection, Mycosis
Specialized synonyms: Thrush



Definition of Moniliasis

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Medical Definition of Moniliasis

1. Infection with a fungus of the genus Candida. It is usually a superficial infection of the moist cutaneous areas of the body and is generally caused by Candida albicans, it most commonly involves the skin (dermatocandidiasis), oral mucous membranes (oral candidiasis), respiratory tract (bronchocandidiasis) and vagina (vaginal candidiasis or thrush). Rarely there is a systemic infection or endocarditis. Oral candidiasis: describes a fungal (yeast) infection of the oral cavity due to Candida. It is common in infants, diabetics or those on chemotherapy and is well recognised in patients with HIV infection and AIDS. Oesophageal candidiasis: Infection of the oesophagus by the yeast-like fungus Candidal albicans. Usually occurs in the immunocompromised individual (AIDS or following chemotherapy). Oral candidiasis is a predisposing factor but oesophageal involvement can occur without evidence of infection in the oral cavity. Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, pain on swallowing and oral lesions. Diagnosis is made using endoscopy. Treatment is with antifungal agents such as ketoconazole or fluconazole. Synonym: moniliasis, candidosis, oidiomycosis, blastodendriosis. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moniliasis

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monieziasis
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monilia
monilia disease
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moniliasis (current term)
moniliasis pneumonia
moniliform
moniliform hair
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Literary usage of Moniliasis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"Pulmonary moniliasis is an uncommon affection and is much more serious than the bronchial form. The fungus produces a patchy pneumonia with fibrosis. ..."

2. Tropical Surgery and Diseases of the Far East: Including Answers to a by John Rich McDill (1918)
"Moreover, guinea pigs, in the nostrils of which tea dust is regularly insufflated, develop after a time a moniliasis of the lungs. Symptomatology. ..."

3. An Introduction to the History of Medicine: With Medical Chronology by Fielding Hudson Garrison (1921)
"In 1915 he began the study of sprue as a moniliasis. Captain Charles F. Craig (1872- ) demonstrated that ..."

4. Pathogenic Micro├Ârganisms: A Practical Manual for Students, Physicians, and by William Hallock Park, Anna Wessels Williams, Charles Krumwiede (1917)
"ASHFORD, BK: Studies in moniliasis of the Digestive Tract in Porto Rico, Am. Jour. Med. Sc., 1915, cl, 680. BAHR, PH: Researches on Sprue, Tr. Soc. Trop. ..."

5. Arsenic by Assembly Of Life Sciences, National Academies Press, Assembly of Life Sciences (U.S.), National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (1977)
"... in intestinal amebiasis. trichomoniasis, and moniliasis; toxicity rare, because only 4% is absorbed. ..."

6. Human Parasitology: With Notes on Bacteriology, Mycology, Laboratory by Damaso de Rivas (1920)
"... MARTINEZ, J.: "The Complement Deviation Reaction Applied to the Diagnosis of moniliasis of the Digestive Tract," Inst. of Trop. ..."

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