Jul 6 16 10:30 PM

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 Dr. Galland present this article on the effects of microbes in the intestinal gut and how it results in a weakened immune system.

 keeping with its immense surface area and intense exposure to foreign antigens, the intestinal tract is the largest organ of immune surveillance and response in the human body (Targan [i]et al., 1987). It should not be surprising that events occurring in its lumen or on the mucosal surface have systemic effects on immune function and disease resistance. This chapter examines the contribution made by luminal organisms commonly encountered in humans: bacteria, protozoa and yeasts. Particular attention win be given to data concerning a role for Giardia lamblia infestation and Candida albicans colonization in the pathogenesis of chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction.[/i]