candida in sputum sample
Hi I wonder if anyone can help.
My Aunt, who is 47, has had recurrent infections in her chest for about the past 4 months. She has been on about 15 courses of antibiotics and each time she feels better for about a week and then it comes back.
The doctor has told her that her lung and chest tests so far seem normal with just some inflammation in the chest but have scheduled her to have a pulmonary function test on 23rd Jan, and then a CT scan, which she doesn't have a date for.
She has had numerous sputum samples (I am not too sure what this is) and her last one, which she got the results for today, says that she has the candida infection. I take it this means it is in her lungs.
Has anyone had any experience with this or know what this could mean?