What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


This is a fungal infection of

Symptoms of candidiasis depend

Massage is locally contraindi-


any of a number of sys-

an which systems are affected.

cated in the presence of acute


tems. The usual cause is an

Some possibilities include fever,

skin rashes of any kind. Acute


organism called Candida al-

malaise, hypotension, and skin

systemic candidiasis systemati-


bicans, although several

rashes. Acute systemic candidiasis

cally contraindicates massage.


other fungi can cause simi-

may also involve tachycardia, al-

For other candidiasis infections,


lar symptoms.

tered mental state, and enlarged

massage may be appropriate


Candidiasis infections can

spleen and liver.

with medical clearance.


affect the skin, gastroin-




testinal tract, urinary and




reproductive Systems, and




the lungs. In an extreme




form, it can develop into




acute systemic candidiasis,




which has several life-




threatening complications.




Acute systemic candidiasis




is a medical emergency.




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