What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Candidiasis*

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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