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Forum Name: Fungal infections

Question: Candida in an immune compromised patient

 yoni66 - Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:52 pm

Dear Doctor,
I am a forty year old male. I am diagnosed with CVID; I have extremely little antibody production and am prone to numerous hard to fight infections. I receive monthly IVIG infusions.
I have today had a positive culture in my mouth of Candida Abicans. In addition, I have been sweating profusely and been feverish for about a week, been extremely fatigued and have had major gastrointestinal issues. My immunologist is on vacation and my primary care physician wants to treat the candida as if it's limited to my mouth. Based on the symptoms and what I have read on the web, it sounds as if it is a systemic infection and could be dangerous. Any opinion?
 yoni66 - Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:35 pm

Sorry, it's me again.
I just wanted to add that I have had severe headaches and neck pain during this period as well.
I also had a root canal about two weeks ago with prophylactic antibiotic due to my CVID. Could this dental surgery have given the fungus from my mouth a convenient pathway into the rest of my system?


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