Moniliasis is one of the most common opportunistic diseases in AIDS. What is the etiological agent of moniliasis and what is the other name of the disease? Why is monilia also common in healthy newborns?

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Biology

The etiological agent of moniliasis is Candida albicans, a fungus. Moniliasis is also known as mucocutaneous candidiasis. In AIDS moniliasis can complicate and turn into systemic candidiasis, affecting many organs.

Newborns do not yet have their immune system working with complete efficiency and thus they are more susceptible to candidiasis that generally appears in mouth and in the genital mucosae and disappears naturally.

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Dipti KC
May 29, 2023
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