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Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis

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Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis is an immune disorder characterized by T cell dysfunction. This causes the patient to be susceptible to chronic infections by Candida albicans that are limited to the skin and mucous membrane. In addition, individuals are also more susceptible to human papilloma virus. 

5 KEY FACTS
MECHANISM AND CHARACTERISTICS
T Cell Dysfunction
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T cells play a central role in cell-mediated immunity and are defective in chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis.

Candida Albicans
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Individuals with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis are susceptible to chronic infections by Candida albicans due to defective T cell immunity.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Infections of Skin
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Candida infections are often limited to the skin and mucous membranes.

Infections of Mucous Membrane
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Candida infections are often limited to the skin and mucous membranes.

Susceptible to HPV Infections like Condyloma Acuminatum
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In addition to Candida albicans, individuals with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis are also more susceptible to human papillomavirus infections including condyloma acuminatum.

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