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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
, and histoplasmosis
fun·gal in·fec·tion (fŭng'găl in-fek'shŭn)
Any invasion of the body by a pathogenic fungus.
n an infection caused by a fungus or yeast organism.
pertaining to or caused by a fungus.
the three principal manifestations are the skin infections, the dermatophytoses, systemic infections such as coccidioidomycoses, and the mycotoxicoses, the fungal poisonings.
may occur in animals; possibly the cause of fungal kerion
see Table 16.
fungal slide culture
a method of culturing fungi that allows good visualization of conidia for identification purposes.
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.More discussions about fungal infection