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fungal infection

Etymology: L, fungus, mushroom, inficere, to stain
any inflammatory condition caused by a fungus. Most fungal infections are superficial and mild, though persistent and difficult to eradicate. Some, particularly in older, debilitated, or immunosuppressed or immunodeficient people, may become systemic and life threatening. Some kinds of fungal infections are aspergillosis, blastomycosis, candidiasis, coccidioidomycosis, and histoplasmosis.

fun·gal in·fec·tion

(fŭng'găl in-fek'shŭn)
Any invasion of the body by a pathogenic fungus.

fungal infection,

n an infection caused by a fungus or yeast organism.


pertaining to or caused by a fungus.

fungal disease
the three principal manifestations are the skin infections, the dermatophytoses, systemic infections such as coccidioidomycoses, and the mycotoxicoses, the fungal poisonings.
fungal hypersensitivity
may occur in animals; possibly the cause of fungal kerion.
fungal hyphae
see hypha.
fungal infection
see mycosis.
fungal mastitis
see Table 16.
fungal slide culture
a method of culturing fungi that allows good visualization of conidia for identification purposes.
fungal toxins
there are a large number of known poisonous fungi, some of which grow on living plants, many of them visible on the outside of the plant, many of them growing inside the plant and therefore not visible. Many more grow on stored feed such as grain and hay. The best known fungal toxins include aflatoxin, citrinin, ergotamine, fumonisins, ergovaline, ochratoxin, phomopsin, slaframine, sporidesmin, trichothecenes (e.g. satratoxin, deoxynivalenol), zearalenone.

Patient discussion about fungal infection

Q. What is the best way to treat fungal infection so it wont come back every year at the same time?? I don't know where I got it from- maybe caught it in a public shower,some people say it develops while the foot is in the shoe for long hours- I'm not sure- but every fall, for like 5 years now, I've been having this fungal infection in a few spots in my feet. usually in the same exact spots and ewvery year another one show up. what to do to make it go away?? it's real ugly and itchy, can't stand it. any help would be appreciated...

A. i also used to have fungal infections (Athlete's foot). i just applied a topical anti fungal cream to treat it and then continued applying it for prevention and started to use sandals in public showers. and thank god, i don't have any now.

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Doctors at the hospital told M AIL T ODAY , "Due to the outbreak of a fungal infection in the OT, surgeries have been not possible in the past one week and will not be done for at least another week.
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1 million euro EU-funded project to discover and develop novel antifungal drugs to treat serious, life-threatening fungal infections.
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It's a shame but it was only a fungal infection that was caused by environmental factors - going from hot weather to cold.
The plain chest X-rays were normal and a pulmonary CT scan was obtained, which revealed bilateral parenchymal nodular lesions compatible with fungal infection, a peripherally localized nodule at the posterobasal segment of the right lung inferior lobe and minimal pleural and pericardial effusion (Figure 1).
Antifungal creams such as Daktarin and Canesten can be bought over the counter and, if applied regularly, are usually effective in treating fungal infections.
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A FUNGAL infections of the skin are common, particularly in places that get hot and sweaty such as the belly button.
The number of cases of invasive fungal infection and invasive aspergillosis were "virtually the same" as in the other study: 2% and 1% for posaconazole, and 8% and 7% for the other azoles, Dr.
It is a fungal infection and the warm, damp folds between the toes are an ideal breeding ground.