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Candidiasis: Quiz


Question 1: Gentian violet can be used for ________ thrush, but when used in large quantities it can cause mouth and throat ulcerations in nursing babies, and has been linked to mouth cancer in humans and to cancer in the digestive tract of other animals.
AsthmaInfant formulaBreastfeedingCoeliac disease

Question 2: The genus Candida and species C. albicans was described by botanist Christine Marie Berkhout in her doctoral thesis at the ________ in 1923.
Utrecht UniversityUniversity of BergenLeiden UniversityAristotle University of Thessaloniki

Question 3: Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the Candida species, of which ________ is the most common.
ZygomycotaCoccidioidomycosisPneumocystis pneumoniaCandida albicans

Question 4: Infection of the ________ or vulva may cause severe itching, burning, soreness, irritation, and a whitish or whitish-gray cottage cheese-like discharge, often with a curd-like appearance.
ClitorisFemale ejaculationVaginaPenis

Question 5: Candidiasis is a very common cause of vaginal irritation, or ________, and can also occur on the male genitals.

Question 6: These symptoms are also present in the more common ________.
Pelvic inflammatory diseaseCervicitisBacterial vaginosisVaginitis

Question 7: Superficial infections of skin and mucosal membranes by Candida causing local ________ and discomfort are however common in many human populations.
InflammationMeningitisVasculitisLeukocyte extravasation

Question 8: In severe infections (generally in hospitalized patients), ________, caspofungin, or voriconazole may be used.
NystatinNatamycinAmphotericin BMiconazole

Question 9: For example, a one-time dose of ________ (as Diflucan 150-mg tablet taken orally) has been reported as being 90% effective in treating a vaginal yeast infection.

Question 10: Crook suggested a variety of remedies to treat these symptoms, ranging from dietary modification, prescription antifungals, to ________.
HomeopathyMucoid plaqueColon cleansingQuackery

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