I am looking for a doctor to give me an analysis somewhat like this one:
"Most healthy individuals have demonstrable Candida-specific immunity. In immunocompromised persons, however, fungal infections caused primarily by C. albicans often occur. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL) are critical for protection against systemic infections, whereas cell-mediated immunity (CMI) by Th1-type CD4+ T-cells is important for protection against mucosal infections. HIV+ persons had a Th2-type salivary cytokine profile suggestive of susceptibility to Candida infection compared with a protective Th0/Th1-type profile in HIV negative persons. Epithelial cells from saliva of healthy individuals inhibit the growth of Candida in vitro. This epithelial cell anti-Candida activity requires cell contact by viable cells with no role for soluble factors, including saliva. The oral epithelial cells have a protective role."
We should try to get the following test done:
ABSOLUTE NEUTROPHIL COUNT (ANC)
(% Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes + % Bands) x Total White Cell Count 100
<1000 Patient at increased risk for infection;
defer elective dental care
Also, Th0/Th1-type and Th2-type salivary cytokine profile, CD4, and T-cell count.