Candidiasis Hypersensitivity Syndrome

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A controversial condition attributed to an overgrowth of Candida albicans on mucosae, especially of in the vagina and GI tract
Aetiology Candidiasis hypersensitivity syndrome has been linked to various agents, ranging from overuse of antibiotics to oral contraceptives and pregnancy
Diagnosis Based on a questionnaire, rather than blood or tissue studies
Management Nystatin
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Chronic Candida syndrome diagnosis and treatment is controversial.
While food allergy is now accepted as a valid syndrome which mimics many common illnesses and is estimated to affect about 8% of children and 2% of adults (Kay & Lessof, 1992), there is much controversy over whether chronic Candida syndrome (Candida albicans overgrowth) causes food allergies and many other symptoms including bowel disturbance, fatigue, palpitations, thrush, menstrual difficulties and catarrhal problems (Cater II, 1995, Kay & Lessof, 1992).
But her history and screening suggest she has candida syndrome, a condition in which the yeast that normally inhabits us shifts into a fungal form and can penetrate the intestinal walls, which can lead to problems with IBS and PMS.
BEFORE talking to Dr Mark it had never occurred to me that I could have candida syndrome - but now it's been explained to me it makes total sense.
Nonsense, says the Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee of the Canadian Paediatric Society, in a paper intended to debunk popular "misconceptions" about the Candida Syndrome, which the report characterizes as "a concoction of a few truths and many unproven assertions.
However Candida Syndrome proponents argue that it is precisely the presence of multiple symptoms that may be an indicator of Candidiasis.
This has caused her to develop candida syndrome, in which the yeast that normally inhabits us shifts to a fungal form which can penetrate the intestinal walls, leaving microscopic holes and allowing toxins, undigested food particles, bacteria and yeast to enter the bloodstream.