Candidiasis Hypersensitivity Syndrome

(redirected from Candida Syndrome)
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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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." The authors continue: "Although the increase in Candida colonization associated with the use of antibiotics, particularly broad-spectrum ones, is well established, there is no proof that this results in the production of Candida toxins....- the hypothesis of `chronic candidiasis' must be considered speculative and unproven."
One reference I consulted describes what it calls the "Candida Syndrome" as a "mythical disease."
"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.