Takeaways from The Candida Pathogenic Species Complex

Some Takeaways from: The Candida Pathogenic Species Complex by Siobhán A. Turner and Geraldine Butler.

Reference: Turner, Siobhán A., and Geraldine Butler. “The Candida Pathogenic Species Complex.” Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine, vol. 4, no. 9, 2014, doi:10.1101/cshperspect.a019778.

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  • “Candida species are the most common causes of fungal infection. Approximately 90% are caused by five species: Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Candida trapicalis, Candida parapsilosis, and Candida krusei. albicans remains the most commonly isolated but is decreasing relative to other species.” (Turner)

Why this matters: Fungal infections are pretty common, and although they’re not always extremely serious, they can eventually become serious. So it matters that the majority of these infections are caused by these five main types of candida. Of those infections, over 65% are caused by Candida albicans (Turner). That is a lot! We must address this issue.


  • “Candida species are among the most common human fungal pathogens and are responsible for both superficial (mucosal and cutaneous) and systemic infection.” (Turner)

Why this matters: Both superficial and systemic infections can cause all sorts of discomfort and issues throughout the system. One of the biggest signs of a system candida albicans overgrowth is the presence of sugar cravings, along with joint pain, headaches, exhaustion, and skin issues like eczema or psoriasis.


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