How is candidiasis diagnosed?

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The distinctive symptoms of rashes, itching, and discharge from candidiasis are clues that a fungal infection is present, and usually will be enough for a diagnosis. A doctor may take a small sample of the affected tissue and examines it with a microscope to find out what is causing the infection. If it is necessary to pinpoint the exact species of fungus, the doctor may order laboratory tests or grow a sample of the fungus using a small amount of your blood or tissue.

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