How do other illnesses affect candidiasis?

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Illnesses that weaken the immune system make people more susceptible to candidiasis and allow the infection to spread more easily. HIV/AIDS, diabetes, organ transplants, cancer treatments, leukemia, and illnesses that require treatment with antibiotics or corticosteroids all increase the risk of candidiasis infections. People with these illnesses need more sustained treatment of candidiasis if they become infected.

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