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More frankness[edit]

Candidasis starts in the mouth and can end systemically where 50% die. Astounding. And more honesty is required in treatment success rates. - (talk) 15:39, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Discuss please, the fact that bacteria, yeasts, etc preferentially store mercury and as such their collapse release mercury into the system. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 13:27, 3 July 2014‎
Refs needed Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 22:36, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

I think any deaths from candidiasis are specifically related to septicemia not mercury. Although the mortality rate of septicemias may be high, the vast, vast majority of cadidiases are not septicemias... so in those terms candiasis could be considered to have negligable mortality as a whole. (talk) 22:08, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

The mercury bit confuses me. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 23:50, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Candida overgrowth[edit]

Starting some content about CAM candida industry. Please feel free to expand.

What has been described as "a large pseudoscientific cult"[1] has developed around the topic of Candida, with claims that up to 1 in 3 people are affected by conditions with terms such as systemic candidiasis, "candidiasis hypersensitivity", fungal type dysbiosis, Candida-related complex, the yeast syndrome, yeast allergy, yeast overgrowth, or simply "Candida" or "yeast problem".[2] The symptoms of such purported conditions are typically non-specific and vague.

Candida is known to be present the human gastroinestinal tract. When the most sensitive detection techniques are utilized, about 90% of individuals C. albicans as part of their normal mouth microbiota.[3] In the rest of the gastroinestinal tract, C. albicans is commonly found growing, again as a normal commensal organism.[4] However,

"Systemic candidiasis" in the mainstream medical sense refers to a type of septicemia caused by candida. It is a real and life threatening condition requiring intensive treatment in hospital, but is very rare. "Systemic candidiasis" in the alternative medicine sense denotes candida overgrowth in the gut, which is not recognized as a genuine clinical entity by mainstream medicine.

  1. ^ Odds, FC (1987). "Candida infections: an overview.". Critical reviews in microbiology 15 (1): 1–5. PMID 3319417. 
  2. ^ Stephen Barrett, M.D. (October 8, 2005). "Dubious "Yeast Allergies"". 
  3. ^ Greenberg MS, Glick M, Ship JA (2008). Burket's oral medicine (11th ed.). Hamilton, Ont.: BC Decker. pp. 79–84. ISBN 9781550093452. 
  4. ^ Kumamoto, CA (2011 Aug). "Inflammation and gastrointestinal Candida colonization.". Current opinion in microbiology 14 (4): 386–91. doi:10.1016/j.mib.2011.07.015. PMC 3163673. PMID 21802979. 

Edit request[edit]

Wikilinks that should be in this article: Esophageal candidiasis

You could also put in one of the images? (talk) 19:48, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Padlock-silver-open.svg Not done: The page's protection level and/or your user rights have changed since this request was placed. You should now be able to edit the page yourself. If you still seem to be unable to, please reopen the request with further details. Anupmehra -Let's talk! 11:13, 26 July 2014 (UTC)