Role of Parasites & Fungi

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Bacteria (magnified view)

While no causative role has been established, recent studies seem to indicate that parasites and fungi may play at least a secondary role in rosacea and other chronic inflammatory diseases. Some studies even seem to suggest that a chronic infection with parasites or fungi may be responsible for the inflammatory response itself, whereby eradication of the pathogen alleviates symptoms dramatically. Still other studies indicate that the pathogens may play a secondary role, thriving in the environment created by the inflammatory response, whereby eradication of the pathogen may or may not alleviate some symptoms.

Some parasites and fungi that may play a role in rosacea and/or other TH2 type inflammatory diseases are:

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