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Chronic fatigue candida

Gerhard A Wiesmüller, Claudia Hornberg
Environmental medical syndromes comprise sick building syndrome (SBS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)/idiopathic environmental intolerances (IEI), electromagnetic hypersensitivity, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), burnout, fibromyalgia, and the candida syndrome. There is also some overlap described in the literature. There is still no established knowledge of etiology, pathology, pathophysiology, diagnostics, therapy, prevention and prognosis. These syndromes are thought to result from a complex interaction of physical, chemical and/or (micro)biological environmental stresses, individual dispositions, psychological influencing factors, perceptual and processing processes, variants of somatization disorders, culturally or socially caused distress, or simply iatrogenic causation...
June 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
Shin-Yu Lu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Iron deficiency (ID) is the most common cause of anemia. The aim of this study was to investigate patients with oral mucosa alterations as the initial manifestation of ID or ID anemia (IDA). METHODS: Sixty-four patients (50 IDA and 14 ID) with a wide range of sore mouth were diagnosed and treated. The oral and physical manifestations as well as iron studies and anemia classification based on the mean and heterogeneity of red cell size were assessed...
August 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
Hedda Tschudi-Madsen, Mona Kjeldsberg, Bård Natvig, Camilla Ihlebaek, Jørund Straand, Dag Bruusgaard
BACKGROUND: Patients frequently present with multiple and 'unexplained' symptoms, often resulting in complex consultations. To better understand these patients is a challenge to health care professionals, in general, and GPs, in particular. OBJECTIVES: In our research on symptom reporting, we wanted to explore whether patients consider that they may suffer from conditions commonly regarded as unexplained, and we explored associations between these concerns and symptom load, life stressors and socio-demographic factors...
April 2014: Family Practice
R A Hobday, S Thomas, A O'Donovan, M Murphy, A J Pinching
BACKGROUND: Anecdotal reports and books have been published linking an over growth of Candida Albicans with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), suggesting dietary change as a treatment option. Little scientific data has been published to validate this controversial theory. This study aims to determine the efficacy of dietary intervention on level of fatigue and quality of life (QoL) in individuals with CFS. METHODS: A 24-week randomized intervention study was conducted with 52 individuals diagnosed with CFS...
April 2008: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
Heiko Santelmann, John McLaren Howard
Many patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are disillusioned by the lack of efficacy of treatments and suffer from numerous symptoms not covered by the Rome criteria for IBS, as the current empirical treatment regimens fail to address these persistent debilitating 'IBS associated symptoms'. These symptoms are similar to other symptom complexes like chronic fatigue and the so-called 'candida syndrome', and many seek help from alternative medicine. The possible role of Candida and yeasts in non-immune compromised individuals is disputed and is the subject of this review...
January 2005: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
W Wolfgang Rösch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 10, 2003: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
G A Wiesmüller, H Ebel, C Hornberg, O Kwan, J Friel
To date, relatively little is known about the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, therapy, prevention and prognosis of environment-related syndromes like multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), idiopathic environmental intolerance (IEI), sick building syndrome (SBS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), candida syndrome (CS) and burnout syndrome (BS). Part of the reason is that these syndromes have not been clearly defined and classified in scientific categories distinct from each other, and that they show clinical similarities to classified somatoform disorders...
October 2003: Medical Hypotheses
J L Brunet, F Fatoohi, A Perret Liaudet, G J N Cozon
Chronic fatigue syndrome or benign myalgic encephalomyelitis has been extensively described and investigated. Although numerous immunological abnormalities have been linked with the syndrome, none have been found to be specific. This article describes the detection of delayed-type hypersensitive responses to certain common environmental antigens in almost fifty per cent of patients with this syndrome. Such hypersensitivity can be detected by the intradermal administration of antigens derived from commensal organisms like the yeast Candida albicans, and then monitoring for a systemic reaction over the following six to forty eight hours...
February 2002: Allergie et Immunologie
J L Brunet, A P Liaudet, R Later, D Peyramond, G J Cozon
Chronic fatigue syndrome or benign myalgic encephalomyelitis has been extensively described and investigated. Although numerous immunological abnormalities have been linked with the syndrome, none have been found to be specific. This article describes the detection of delayed-type hypersensitive responses to certain common environmental antigens in almost fifty per cent of patients with this syndrome. Such hypersensitivity can be detected by the intradermal administration of antigens derived from commensal organisms like the yeast Candida albicans albicans, and then monitoring for a systemic reaction over the following six to forty-eight hours...
April 2001: Allergie et Immunologie
G A Wiesmüller, H Ebel, C Hornberg
Concerning the syndromes in environmental medicine, like Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), Idiopathic Environmental Intolerances (IEI), Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Candida Syndrome (CS), and Burnout Syndrome (BS), scientific knowledge in etiology, pathology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, therapy, prevention and prognosis is still lacking until now. A critical comparison shows that it is still impossible to find a scientifically satisfying delimitation. Syndromes in environmental medicine show clinical similarities to somatoform disorders...
April 2001: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
J Bergdahl, M Bergdahl
Patients with symptoms allegedly caused by abnormal sensitivity to dental fillings and/or to electromagnetic fields and other environmental factors frequently report oral complaints. Forty-four consecutive patients with these symptoms were studied. The aim was to investigate whether unstimulated salivary flow rate was associated with Candida, symptoms, disease, medication, age, sex, anxiety, depression, and stress. Furthermore, the aim was to compare the level of anxiety, depression, and stress in these patients with an age- and sex-matched control group...
April 2001: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
J L Jensen, T Uhlig, T K Kvien, T Axéll
OBJECTIVES: To examine the prevalence of sicca symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-patients, and to evaluate medical, salivary, and oral parameters in matched subgroups of patients with and without sicca symptoms as well as in healthy controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The prevalence of self-reported sicca symptoms was examined by a postal questionnaire in a representative cohort of RA-patients (n = 105, aged 52-74 years, disease duration 10-20 years, 77% females, 56% RF-positive)...
December 1997: Oral Diseases
H Kishikawa, H Tojima, T Tokudome
A 74-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of edema of the lower legs, fever, and increasing fatigue. Laboratory evaluation revealed proteinuria, microhematuria, leukocytosis, thrombocytosis, anemia, a high level of C-reactive protein. A test for myeloperoxidase-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies was highly positive. Microscopic polyarteritis nodosa was diagnosed and therapy with prednisolone was begun. Examination of a renal biopsy sample showed necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis. A chest roentgenogram and CT scan disclosed bilateral basilar interstitial changes...
August 1997: Nihon Kyōbu Shikkan Gakkai Zasshi
M Scheurlen
The hypothesis that colonization of the intestinal tract by yeasts (e.g. Candida albicans) can lead to disease in immunocompromised individuals is currently being discussed controversially. Proponents assume that toxins produced by the fungi can trigger such complaints as irritable bowel syndrome of the chronic fatigue syndrome, and that such chronic or recurrent infections may be caused by an intestinal reservoir of yeasts. Opponents of the hypothesis, however, point out that no hard data on the pathogenetic significance of an intestinal reservoir of yeasts are available, controlled studies have failed to demonstrate the effectiveness of antifungal treatment...
September 20, 1996: Fortschritte der Medizin
A C Mawle, R Nisenbaum, J G Dobbins, H E Gary, J A Stewart, M Reyes, L Steele, D S Schmid, W C Reeves
We performed serological testing for a large number of infectious agents in 26 patients from Atlanta who had chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and in 50 controls matched by age, race, and sex. We did not find any agent associated with CFS. In addition, we did not find elevated levels of antibody to any of a wide range of agents examined. In particular, we did not find elevated titers of antibody to any herpesvirus, nor did we find evidence of enteroviral exposure in this group of patients.
December 1995: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
D H Morris, F J Stare
This report is a review of the unproven diet therapies recommended for individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Diet therapies promoted for the relief of CFS symptoms by the authors of five CSF self-help books were evaluated on the basis of nutritional adequacy and scientific rationale. Unproven diet therapies for patients with CFS include megavitamin/mineral supplements; royal jelly and other dietary supplements; and elimination, avoidance, and rotation diets. Claims that these therapies relieve CFS symptoms and promote recovery are anecdotal and have not been substantiated by clinical research...
February 1993: Archives of Family Medicine
A Hilgers, J Frank
375 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) were examined using a standardized questionnaire and subsequent interview on 11 risk factors and 45 symptoms. Additionally immunologic, serologic, toxicologic, neuroradiologic, neurophysiologic and cardiologic investigations were performed. Immunologic tests showed cellular immunodeficiences particularly in functional regard (pathological lymphocyte stimulation in 50% of the patients, disorders of granulocyte function in 44%). Furthermore variable deviations were found in the lymphocyte subpopulations (CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, DR, Leu 11 + 19)...
1994: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
R E Cater
The chronic candidiasis syndrome, also known as the Candida-related complex, putatively caused by the overgrowth of Candida albicans in the gastrointestinal tract and secondarily in the genital organs, is briefly described. Patients with this disorder have many of the same symptoms as those with the chronic fatigue syndrome, except for the recurrent flu-like symptoms of the latter disorder. The positive response of a large number of patients with the chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to an oral antifungal agent and a diet for intestinal candidiasis has been described by another clinician...
June 1995: Medical Hypotheses
L Galland
We have observed a high frequency of chronic Candida albicans infection and of allergic sensitization to candida among patients with normocalcemic latent tetany (LT). Among 50 LT patients, 34% suffered from recurrent or chronic candida infection by history, 24% showed evidence of active infection and 48% demonstrated type I hypersensitivity to C. albicans extract on intradermal testing. Treatment with oral antifungal drugs and allergy desensitization to Candida produced complete relief of symptoms in 44% of the patients, with remission occurring for symptoms of depression, irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, premenstrual tension, headache, anxiety and back pain...
1985: Magnesium
W E Dismukes, J S Wade, J Y Lee, B K Dockery, J D Hain
BACKGROUND: Candida albicans infection has been proposed to cause a chronic hypersensitivity syndrome characterized by fatigue, premenstrual tension, gastrointestinal symptoms, and depression. Long-term antifungal therapy has been advocated as treatment for the syndrome, which is most often diagnosed in women with persistent or recurrent candida vaginitis. METHODS: To determine the efficacy of nystatin therapy for presumed candidiasis hypersensitivity syndrome, we conducted a 32-week randomized, double-blind, cross-over study using four different combinations of nystatin or placebo given orally or vaginally in 42 premenopausal women who met present criteria for the syndrome and had a history of candida vaginitis...
December 20, 1990: New England Journal of Medicine
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