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Can systemic candidiasis infection be considered if the person doesn't have diabetes cancer HIV etc? Person with high sugar diet, heavy antibiotic use

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

But i recommend a thorough infectious disease evaluation.

In brief: Possibly

But i recommend a thorough infectious disease evaluation.
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Decreased immunity.

Patients that have immune deficiency such as HIV are at risk, but so are people taking immunosuppressant drugs like Prednisone or other corticosteroids, and other drugs used to treat autoimmunity or prevent transplant rejection.

In brief: Decreased immunity.

Patients that have immune deficiency such as HIV are at risk, but so are people taking immunosuppressant drugs like Prednisone or other corticosteroids, and other drugs used to treat autoimmunity or prevent transplant rejection.
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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice

In brief: YEs

In a person on antibiotics who is on a high sugar diet, you can get overgrowth of candida.
The best treatment is to limit sugar and processed foods in your diet. Eat more fresh vegetables.

In brief: YEs

In a person on antibiotics who is on a high sugar diet, you can get overgrowth of candida.
The best treatment is to limit sugar and processed foods in your diet. Eat more fresh vegetables.
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Dr. Eli Silver
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Systemic candidiasis is an exceedingly rare infection, but in may occur among patients with an immunodeficiency -- particularly among those with low white blood cell counts (neutropenia).
However, a high sugar diet or heavy antibiotic use alone should not result in systemic candida. Antibiotics oversuse may lead to an oral, vaginal, or esophageal candida infections, but it will not be systemic.

In brief: No

Systemic candidiasis is an exceedingly rare infection, but in may occur among patients with an immunodeficiency -- particularly among those with low white blood cell counts (neutropenia).
However, a high sugar diet or heavy antibiotic use alone should not result in systemic candida. Antibiotics oversuse may lead to an oral, vaginal, or esophageal candida infections, but it will not be systemic.
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