Candidiasis is a fungal infection by Candida species. C.Albicans is the most common type. Candida species are ubiquitous fungi that represent the most common fungal pathogens that affect humans. The fungi can lives on all surfaces of our bodies, but candidal infection commonly occurs in warm and moist areas such as mouth, underarms and feet. When the immune system gets weaker, the candida yeast can grow out of control. It can lead to disease like Chron’s disease and multiple sclerosis. The main factor for candida over grow is diet and antibiotic over use. C.Albicans can trigger a syndrome called leaky gut syndrome. This happens when the gut wall increased permeability to toxins, waste ect. Some of the substance affects the body directly like athlete’s foot, while other substances may cause immune response or food allergies.
Cryptosporidium is a that causes a illness called . The protozoan can only grow in living host and can not multiply own it own. The common species that infect human is C.Parvum and C. Hominis. The parasites are small and round shape, invade and grow intercellular in mucosal epithelial cells of the stomach and intestine. (Michael.T Madigan (2003), Brock Microorganisms). The protozoan produces thick-walled, chlorine-resistant, infective oocysts. The infection passed on when person drink oocysts contaminated water. Characterized of cryptosporidiosis is mild diarrhea. Most people can recover within 2 days; however, there is no effective way to kill the protozoan, individuals with impaired immune system such as AID patients, or very young or old can develop serious complication.
Clostridium, Candida and Cryptosporidium are organisms that are very common and generally do not cause disease. They are associated with antibiotic therapy. But if a person takes antibiotics that wipe out their natural flora, these organisms will thrive and can then cause disease.
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