This my first post here. Please treat this as a legitimate question, although perhaps extremely indelicate:
Have there ever been any documented cases of disseminated or systemic candidasis linked to inadvertent oral ingestion of candida vaginitis during sexual relations? In cunnilingus, it would seem to be a logical potential source of infection if a quantity of candida were actually swallowed accidentially. Is anyone aware of medical documentation along these lines and can offer medical text citations?
This has a direct bearing on medical treatment options in a long-term (22-year) refractory case -- and is not a joke of any kind.
A 1969 case by Krause DS, et all in The Lancet showed that these yeast organisms can jump the intestinal wall when orally ingested. They also appeared in the bloodstream. But the experiment was followed by antifungal treatment and the researcher was healthy.
What would happen if the ingestion were followed by round after round of antibiotic -- and the patient already had a long term (two year) history of tetracycline 1,000 mg daily use for acne treatment?
Also, another 1977 research article in the New York Journal of Medicine (if I recall) showed that a woman's sarcoidosis vanished after her doctors treated her with Amphotericin B for fungal balls in her lungs -- suggesting that Candida albicans might actually be the cause -- not merely an immunological corollary as has long been presumed -- of sarcoid. The fungal balls disappeared -- and so did the woman's sarcoid symptoms.
I would appreciate any replies and help you can provide. This is extremely important to answer -- and all citations need to be from well-respected journals if at all possible.
The case might also involve the Candida infection moving via the blood stream directly to the male partner's prostate -- a situation which at least one researcher has indicated might be a much more common occurrence than one would presume.
In this case, the male partner developed sarcoidosis after the ingestion -- and still sees the outlines of "floaters" in both eyes that strongly resemble fungal strands 22-years later.
This case has never been adequately investigated by any open-minded physician familiar with "theoretical" mycology. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
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