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How Do I Know If I Have Candida?

My analysis of the research on Candida, dating back to 1949, shows that if you’ve ever done antibiotics, you’ll have systemic fungal candida. Most people won’t have symptoms of fungal candida infections. Studies that have been done to date, show that candida albicans can persist undetected in the majority of individuals.  - Dr. Jeff McCombs, DC

"Commensal organisms, such as Candida albicans, are able to persistently colonize the host without causing symptoms."

- Steffen Rupp
Interactions of the fungal pathogen Candida albicans with the host
Future microbiology. 01/05/2007; 2:141-51.

"The frequencies of the carriage of yeast pathogens and of serum precipitins to a variety of candida antigens among 254 patients generally tended to increase with the length of the patient's stay in hospital. This trend was observed even though none of the patients investigated showed signs or symptoms of superficial or systemic candidosis."

- F C Odds, E G Evans
Distribution of pathogenic yeasts and humoral antibodies to candida among hospital inpatients.
J Clin Pathol 1980;33:750-756 doi:10.1136/jcp.33.8.750

"...based on the 15 to 25% rate of asymptomatic colonization in healthy adults or adolescents and especially the high asymptomatic vaginal fungal burden in adolescents."

- Paul L. Fidel Jr.,1 Melissa Barousse,1 Terri Espinosa,2 Mercedes Ficarra,1 Joy Sturtevant,1 David H. Martin,3 Alison J. Quayle,1 and Kathleen Dunlap2
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology,1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,2 Section of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana3
An Intravaginal Live Candida Challenge in Humans Leads to New Hypotheses for the Immunopathogenesis of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis Infection and Immunity
May 2004, p. 2939-2946, Vol. 72, No. 5

Keywords: How Do I Know If I Have Candida albicans systemic fungal infection beginner

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