The last post I did I was going on about a new bacteria I found in the gut, suspecting chlamydia.
I am happy to say, it was some other bug...not sure which.
Last week I contracted a serious virus, and it took me down for 30 hours straight. It was the sort of "stomach virus" one can catch from cruise ships etc; a rotavirus or norovirus something in the Caliciviridae family anyway.
I could not do stool exam during the course of the illness because I was not functional. However, I was able to do direct observations soon after.
The observations are important, because it gave clue to the events in the bowel's biochemistry while fighting something serious.
The stool contained very large amounts of crystals (splinter type), which indicate there is an attempt by the body to produce an initial chemical response to flush, and alter PH. This I assume is stage 1. The second stage is antibody infusion, which is what I saw today.
So...let me back-up a bit.
As some know, I have a primary cystic parasite of the plasmodium spp. and unknown.
Many months ago I picked-up a co-infection from another parasite, likely related to blastocystis. This one created symptoms of IBS and gas.
When I took my first stool exam shortly after the virial illness, I saw thousands of angry "blasto-type" parasites in a state of heavy reproduction. But, my symptoms from this bug was declining.
Today I was able to observe the parasites in a state of degradation from antibodies!
I am hopeful, and if correct, the illness may have serendipitously generated antibodies for this strain, while in the course of fighting the virus!
It is a very adaptive bug, but it only has so many mutations per host.
Unfortunately the primary parasite is not so inclined to be affected, because of the protective cell membrane of the cysts.
So I started thinking about this, and it occurred to me, that the methods of "stool transplantation" could hypothetically cause antibodies from one host to fight the parasites of another. In fact multiple donors could increase the chance of assisting the host recognize and amplify a proper immune response to any number of parasites. Just a thought.....