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 //Candida albicans// is a fungus (a form of yeast) that plays a role in opportunistic oral and genital infections in humans. //C. albicans// biofilms readily form on the surface of implantable medical devices. Systemic fungal infections (fungemias) have emerged as important causes of morbidity and mortality in patients traditionally labelled as immunocompromised,​ e.g., AIDS, cancer chemotherapy,​ organ or bone marrow transplantation. ​ (According to the Marshall Pathogenesis,​ patients suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases are likewise immunocompromised.) ​ //Candida albicans// is a fungus (a form of yeast) that plays a role in opportunistic oral and genital infections in humans. //C. albicans// biofilms readily form on the surface of implantable medical devices. Systemic fungal infections (fungemias) have emerged as important causes of morbidity and mortality in patients traditionally labelled as immunocompromised,​ e.g., AIDS, cancer chemotherapy,​ organ or bone marrow transplantation. ​ (According to the Marshall Pathogenesis,​ patients suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases are likewise immunocompromised.) ​
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 +Extrapolating to humans, these findings suggest that coconut oil could become the first dietary intervention to reduce C. albicans GI colonization. ​ [[https://​msphere.asm.org/​content/​1/​1/​e00020-15|Dietary coconut oil also altered the metabolic program of colonizing C. albicans cells.]]
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 As the section devoted to antimicrobial peptides (AmPs) explains, the AmP cathelicidin is a component of the innate immune system, and is responsive to fungi.(({{pubmed>​long:​19817855}})) As the section devoted to antimicrobial peptides (AmPs) explains, the AmP cathelicidin is a component of the innate immune system, and is responsive to fungi.(({{pubmed>​long:​19817855}}))
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