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I have seen lack of interest in this topic.
Believe it or not, this may make the difference for a successful treatment.
People who have persistent Candida DON’T have an effective Cell-mediated immunity.
Cell-mediated immunity is necessary to overcome the infection. Without it, nothing work.
Wake up !!!!
Cimetidine as an immune response modifier.
Hast R, Bernell P, Hansson M.
Department of Medicine, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
Cimetidine, a selective histamine-2 receptor antagonist, has attracted interest because of its potential as an immune response-modifying drug. Most data suggest that cimetidine has a stimulatory action on the immune system, possibly by blocking of receptors on subsets of T-lymphocytes and inhibiting histamine-induced immune suppression. Several studies have shown that cimetidine can affect the relative number of CD8 + ve lymphocytes and increase the NK cell activity as well as the antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity. Cimetidine has also been used successfully to restore immune functions in patients with malignant disorders, hypogammaglobulinemia and AIDS-related complexes.
PMID: 2657245 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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