Can Candida albicans cross the blood–brain barrier?


Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine (TX, USA) have discovered Candida albicans can cross the blood–brain barrier, triggering an immune response that results in the formation of granuloma-type structures and memory impairments.

These findings in mice lead to questions about whether this fungus could cause a brain infection and if so, what the consequences of this might be.

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