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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 12:18 AM

 

Emerging fungal infection mimics cancer

By Phil Benson - email
PHOENIX (CBS5) - An emerging fungal infection of the gastrointestinal tract that mimics cancer and inflammatory bowel disease appears to be emerging in the Southwest, Mayo Clinic researchers in Arizona said.

The invasive fungus, Basidiobolus ranarum, is typically found in the soil, decaying organic matter and the gastrointestinal tracts of fish, reptiles, amphibians and bats.

Mayo researchers studied 44 cases of human gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis reported from around the world, including 17 from Arizona, one from southern Utah and one from elsewhere in the U.S. Eight of the 44 patients died.

http://www.kpho.com/story/17290994/emerging-fungal-infection-mimcs-cancer

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Maybe we should reconsider eating Richie Rich, or just don't swallow, oh.

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lonestarnot Mar 2012 OP
burrowowl Mar 2012 #1
DesertFlower Mar 2012 #2
Voice for Peace Mar 2012 #3
tabatha Mar 2012 #4
lonestarnot Mar 2012 #5

Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 12:27 AM

1. Interesting!

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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 12:35 AM

2. i live in phoenix and i have IBS.

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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 01:07 AM

3. I think if they could put the fungus together with the cancer

 

they might devour each other. Seriously.

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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 10:15 AM

4. Most cancer patients have a fungal infection.

Some researchers think a fungal infection and cancer are the same, esp candida.

They both feed on sugar.

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Response to tabatha (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 10:17 AM

5. Interesting.

 

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