Thanks for the replies Rebelais, lead and the chosen one..
id like to try and clarify my understanding here in general of what has been said, excuse if i ask anything silly..
going by what is said so far it seems if candida is in the bloodstream that is highly dangerous, fatal etc.. but this is rare (i dont suspect my girlfriend has this, im just interested to work these things out)
but then it is suggested antigens for candida can be in the bloodstream and i assume this is more normal and usual?
if this is so what is the difference between what we may call candida itself (would we call this pathogen?) and candida antigens..
would a raised antibody level both fight the candida in the body in general and antigens in the bloodsteam?