moniliasis

moniliasis

[mon-uh-lahy-uh-sis, moh-nuh-]
noun Pathology.
(formerly) candidiasis.

Origin:
1915–20; monil(ia) + -iasis; a fungus of this genus was orig. thought to have been the causative agent of the disease

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moniliasis mo·ni·li·a·sis (mō'nə-lī'ə-sĭs, mŏn'ə-)
n.
See candidiasis.

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moniliasis

infectiousinfectious disease produced by the yeastlike fungus Candida albicans and closely related species. A common inhabitant of the mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract, Candida ordinarily causes no ill effects, except among infants and in persons debilitated by illness such as diabetes. There is evidence that prolonged treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics, such as chloramphenicol and the tetracyclines, may predispose to the development of candidiasis, perhaps by killing off normal microbial antagonists to the fungus.

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