The body fights infection with the immune system. Low body temperature patterns resulting in MED can adversely affect the function of the immune system leading patients to have frequent upper respiratory tract infections as well as recurrent urinary tract infections. Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome sufferers can have recurrent ear infections, wound infections, fungal infections, and even yeast infections. Antibiotics are commonly required to treat these infections. Sometimes such infections respond less than optimally to antibiotics. Such a predicament might be more worrisome in more serious infections such as severe abdominal infections and bone infections (osteomyelitis) which are more difficult to treat.

When patients’ physical resources are already greatly impaired because of trauma or surgery, Multiple Enzyme Dysfunction (resulting in less immune system function) can make it more difficult to fight the infection. This can result in longer hospital stays and even less favorable outcomes.

Some Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome patients have been seen to have frequent vaginal yeast infections that have cleared up with normalization of body temperature patterns with the WT3 protocol. Some patients have been diagnosed with having a systemic (throughout the body) candida yeast infection. Their candida yeast titers (levels) measured in the blood have been seen to persist even after being treated with nystatin by their doctors. Nystatin is an antifungal medicine used in the treatment of candida yeast infections. In some cases, the candida yeast titers have been seen to drop to zero upon normalization of body temperature patterns with the WT3 protocol. It seems that candida yeast grows in the body more easily in patients who have low body temperature patterns. This may be due to decreased ability of the body to fight the yeast infection because of decreased immune system function, or it might be because the yeast organism finds low body temperatures to be more hospitable for growth than normal body temperature patterns. But, in any case, patients are quite happy when their recurrent yeast infections and urinary tract infections resolve, and they are quite happy when they are able to go through the winter months without having colds and sore throats.