Why Candida and Candidamycosis

  • H. P. R. Seeliger
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 50)


When the etiology of thrush was established some 150 years ago (BERG, 1839; ROBIN, 1853) as an infection caused by yeast-like microorganism, the disease was considered frequently as an almost normal event occurring among newborn and being amenable to local treatment with boric acid etc., applied by the nurse or midwife. The general use of vernacular names, such as “thrush” (English), “muguet” (French) or “Soor” (German) by both the general public and the medical profession, would indicate a wide-spread occurrence, but also that the clinical appearance was known since a long time and apparently did not cause any major concern.


Candida Albicans Boric Acid Candida Infection Candida Cell Opportunistic Fungal Infection 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. P. R. Seeliger
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Hygiene and MicrobiologyUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgThe Federal Republic of Germany

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