Is Psoriasis Candida
Thank you for checking out my tutorial today.Question I got asked by a person recently is, is psoriasis Candida? Are they the same?Are they linked? Is there any connection between them both? Well, there is. In fact, in 2001, a studywas performed by Waldman regarding many, many different psoriasis patients to see what thebowel flora was like, what type of problems these patients had, and what Waldman foundis that the many people, in fact, over three quarters of people with psoriasis have Candidaalbicans. Thereï¿½s a big link between yeast infection and psoriasis and also psoriaticarthritis.
Iï¿½ve written about this extensively in mybook. Itï¿½s the fourth book in a series Iï¿½ve written called the ï¿½The Psoriasis Program.ï¿½Thirteen books Iï¿½ve written for psoriasis patients, and one of them, in fact, explainsabout the connection, a 240page book, it talks a lot about Candida, how it can be connectedon the psoriasis. With all psoriasis patients, I tend to treatthem for a yeast infection. I get a fantastic result when I do this. Many psoriasis patientshave sugar cravings and manifest the signs and symptoms of a Candida yeast infection,so I believe there is a very strong connection between psoriasis and Candida.
I wouldnï¿½t go as far as to say that psoriasisis Candida, but the connection is extremely strong. And if three quarters of people ina longterm study involving over 200 psoriasis patients is showing quite a large incidenceof Candida, then itï¿½s something that you need to take seriously if youï¿½ve got psoriasis.In fact, in most autoimmune diseases, youï¿½ll find some undercurrent of yeast infection,so thatï¿½s worth bearing in mind. I hope that answers your question. Thanksfor tuning in.
Fungal Infections and Antifungal Treatments Ringworm Candida Aspergillus Histoplasmosis
Distinguished future physicians welcome toStomp on Step 1 the only free tutorials series that helps you study more efficiently by focusingon the highest yield material. I'm Brian McDaniel and I will be your guide on thisjourney through Fungi. This is the 1st tutorial in my playlist covering all of Microbiologyfor the USMLE Step 1 Medical Board Exam. We are going to review Opportunistic Mycoses,Systemic Mycoses, Superficial Fungal infections and Antifungal medications. This info isn't very high yield for theexam, but I want to give us a little bit of a foundation to build on. Fungi are a groupof eukaryotic organisms that present as either
a unicellular organism (Yeast) or a multicellularorganism (Mold). They are nearly everywhere in nature, but only a small percentage cancause disease in humans. Most of the infections that occur are asymptomatic or so mild thatthat are not detected. Many of the pathogenic Fungi are dimorphic, meaning that they arepresent in the form of a mold in colder temperatures and present in the form of yeast at warmertemperatures (such as body temperature after infecting a human). A way to remember thisis the mnemonic â€œMold in the Cold, Yeast in the Heat.â€� Fungi have a complex reproductivelife cycle that includes formation of Spores which can live in the environment in a vegetativestate. Humans usually contract fungal infections
by acquiring these spores from environmentalsources such as soil. Most fungal infections do not have a person to person spread. Mold form hyphae while Yeast form buddingyeast and psuedohyphae. Both hyphae and Psuedohyphae are branching filamentous vegetative structuresof fungi and each form spores. True hyphae have septae or cell walls between sectionswhile psuedohyphae are formed by budding without a true cell wallseptae between sections. The high yield fungal infections can primarilybe broken down into two groups, Systemic and Opportunistic. Fungi in the systemic categoryhave a higher virulence and can infect health
individuals. While these fungi can infectimmunocompetent individuals the infections are usually mild and localized to the respiratorysystem. In immunocompromised individuals the infections can more commonly spread from thelungs and disseminate to the rest of the body. Systemic fungi are found in specific geographicregions so when a question stem mentions a specific state that should be a buzzword toconsider these fungi. Opportunistic Fungi are lower virulence and have to â€œwait forthe right opportunityâ€� to infect a host. Opportunistic infections usually only occurin immunocompromised patients such as those with AIDs, transplanted organs or cancer.For both systemic and Opportunistic Mycoses
infections the route of infections is mostoften inhalation of a spore from an environmental source. This first leads to a respiratoryinfection, and then given the right circumstances the infection may then spread to other partsof the body. Candida is the exception as it is normal skin flora. We all have Candidapresent on our skin and it only causes a problem when factors lead to an overgrowth of thefungi. The highest yield systemic mycoses are histoplasmosis,blastomycosis Coccidioidomycosis. The highest yield Opportunistic Mycoses are Candida, aspergillus,cryptococcus, mucormycosis Pneumocystis Jiirovecii.
For the most part, these different fungalinfections cannot be differentiated based only on the signs and symptoms. Most of thefungi present like pneumonia with vague flu like symptoms. Therefore, the different fungiare primarily differentiated based on histologic examination of the sputum, biopsy or swab.A stain such as PAS or silver stain is usually needed to visualize the fungi. You shouldbe able to identify the histology of each fungus via a pictures and a text descriptionof the findings as you can be presented with either in the question. Coccidioidomycosis is one of the SystemicMycoses. I give it a high yield rating of