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Candida albicans IgG

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Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by yeasts that belong to the genus Candida. There are over 20 species of Candida that can cause infection in humans, the most common being Candida albicans. Candida yeasts normally reside in the intestinal tract and can be found on mucous membranes and skin without causing infection; however, the overgrowth of candida can cause symptoms to develop, which vary depending on the area of the body that is infected.

IgG antibodies form after IgM antibodies and form the basis of long-term protection against infection. The presence of candida albicans IgG antibodies reflects a past or ingoing candida albicans infection.

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