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What could cause dramatic increase in clostridium species?

Discussion in 'Gastrointestinal and Urinary' started by helen1, May 30, 2014.

  1. helen1

    helen1 Senior Member

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    I posted this over in the Gut forum but without much response so am trying here:

    I'm a little distressed - okay freaked out - by my latest organic acids results showing a dramatic increase in 'other pathogenic clostridium species' , as in 'other' than c. diff. which were low. The marker for this, HPHPA, went from 132 a year ago, to 785 now. I can't find any information on what would cause such an increase. The reference range is under 208.
    Any brainstorming ideas or actual info would be great. Thanks.
     
  2. donovank730

    donovank730

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    fecal transplant, or supplimentation with clostridium bacteria
     
  3. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    Have you taken any antibiotic between the tests?
     
  4. adreno

    adreno on the beach

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    Any diet changes lately?
     
  5. helen1

    helen1 Senior Member

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    Thanks for the ideas, guys.
    None of the above pertain, except perhaps eating raw egg yolks. Is this a possible source of clostridia?

    edit: I did a web search and apparently clostridia perfingens can be transmitted via eggs, but I've had no symptoms of c.perfingens.
     
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    helen1 Senior Member

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    Okay so it seems that the soluble fibre I was taking in the form of acacia powder and resistant starch in the form of potato starch may be the culprits. both feed clostridium bacteria.
     

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