Candidiasis; Candidiasis, Thrush; Oral thrush; Thrush candidiasis 


Thrush (also called monilia or candida) is a vagonal infection. The organism is a yeast which is commonly found in the body without causing any problems. At times a woman may notice symptoms, particularly during pregnancy, or when she is on antibiotics or some other medication. Reoccuring thrus sometimes is an indicator of diabetes or some other ilnesses.

Symptoms include itchiness, burning, soreness, a cheesy white discharge, discomfort during intercourse and pain when urinating.

Cryptococcus neoformans is a species of fungus that can live in both plants and animals. This species, also known as Filobasidiella (Cryptococcus) neoformans, belongs to the broad class of organisms called "club fungi" or Division Basidiomycota, which is one the five major types of fungi. More specifically, C. neoformans is a type of yeast, but of a very different type than the yeasts used for baking, as a picture of the organism suggests.

Thrush as related to Cryptococcosis