Some practitioners refer to both small bowel bacterial overgrowth and candida-related complex collectively as "dysbiosis". Both conditions are initiated by a disruption of the normal gastrointestinal microflora.
2. Increased intestinal permeability to food antigens can be thought of as a generic explanation of systemic food allergy. The association of Crohn's GIT disease, for example, with psoriasis, arthropathies, sacroiliitis and ankylosing spondyliltis suggests that increased uptake of food antigens may be a pathogenic mechanism of systemic inflammatory disease. The absorption of antigenic molecules that originate from food and/or gut microbes may initiate and then maintain inflammation in target organs.