Interaction of Candida Species with the Skin

  title={Interaction of Candida Species with the Skin},
  author={Andreas K{\"u}hbacher and Anke Burger-Kentischer and Steffen Rupp},
The human skin is commonly colonized by diverse fungal species. Some Candida species, especially C. albicans, do not only reside on the skin surface as commensals, but also cause infections by growing into the colonized tissue. However, defense mechanisms at the skin barrier level are very efficient, involving residential non-immune and immune cells as well as immune cells specifically recruited to the site of infection. Therefore, the skin is an effective barrier against fungal infection… CONTINUE READING


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