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mycosis

 [mi-ko´sis]
any disease caused by fungi.
mycosis fungoi´des a chronic or rapidly progressive form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (formerly thought to be of fungal origin), which in some cases evolves into generalized lymphoma. It may be divided generally into three successive stages: premycotic, associated with intensely pruritic eruptions; infiltrated plaques, or mycotic, characterized by the presence of abnormal mononuclear cells (Sézary cells); and mushroom-like tumors that often ulcerate. The tumor stage (d'emblée type) may develop without preceding lesions or prodromal symptoms.
opportunistic mycosis a fungal or funguslike disease occurring as an opportunistic infection. Fungi that may become opportunistic pathogens include species of Aspergillus, Candida, Mucor, and Cryptococcus. Successful treatment of opportunistic mycoses depends on identification of the specific organism causing the infection. Without effective therapy a systemic infection of this type can be fatal.

my·co·sis

, pl.

my·co·ses

(mī-kō'sis, -sēz),
Any disease caused by a fungus (filamentous or yeast).
[myco- + G. -osis, condition]

mycosis

/my·co·sis/ (mi-ko´sis) any disease caused by fungi.
mycosis fungoi´des  a chronic, malignant, lymphoreticular neoplasm of the skin and, in late stages, lymph nodes and viscera, with development of large, painful, ulcerating tumors.

mycosis

(mī-kō′sĭs)
n. pl. myco·ses (-sēz)
1. A fungal infection in or on a part of the body.
2. A disease caused by a fungus.

mycosis

[mīkō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, mykes + osis, condition
any disease caused by a fungus. Some kinds of mycoses are candidiasis, coccidioidomycosis, and tinea pedis. mycotic, adj.

mycosis

A fungal infection; the most common mycosis in the US is candidiasis, caused by C albicans, commonly vaginal in adult ♀, oral in children, and esophageal in AIDS and immunocompromise

my·co·sis

(mī-kō'sis)
Any disease caused by a fungus (filamentous or yeast).
[myco- + G. -osis, condition]

mycosis

(mī-kō′sĭs) [″ + osis, condition]
Any disease induced by a fungus, or resembling a fungal disease.

mycosis fungoides

Abbreviation: MF
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, esp. when the disease is first clinically apparent on the skin. The skin is marked by irregularly shaped macules, plaques, or nodules, which usually first appear on the trunk and may sometimes cause considerable itching. The rash may be difficult to diagnose or may be misdiagnosed as another form of dermatitis. Biopsy specimens may reveal atypical-appearing lymphocytes in the epidermis or collections of malignant lymphocytes in clusters called Pautrier's microabscesses. Eventually (e.g., 10 or more years after diagnosis), the malignant cells disseminate throughout the skin and into lymph nodes and internal organs.

Treatment

Topical nitrogen mustard, phototherapy with psoralens and ultraviolet light, systemic chemotherapy, interferons, extracorporeal phototherapy, and electron beam radiation of the skin have all been used. The disease may be curable when treated in its very earliest stage.

NOTE

The name “mycosis fungoides” is deceptive, as the disease is not fungal in origin.

superficial mycosis

Any of a group of fungus infections of the skin. Included in this group are erythrasma, tinea barbae, tinea capitis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris, tinea favosa, tinea pedis, tinea unguium, and trichomycosis axillaris.
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SYSTEMIC MYCOSIS: Cryptococcosis of lung; arrows indicate fungus (orig. mag. ×450)

systemic mycosis

Any of a group of deep fungus infections involving various bodily systems or regions. Included in this group are aspergillosis, blastomycosis, chromoblastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, cryptococcosis, geotrichosis, histoplasmosis, maduromycosis, moniliasis, mucormycosis, nocardiosis, penicilliosis, rhinosporidiosis, and sporotrichosis. See: illustration
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mycosis

Any disease caused by a fungus.

mycosis

an animal disease caused by fungal infection.

mycosis

any disease caused by fungi

my·co·sis

(mī-kō'sis)
Any disease caused by a fungus (filamentous or yeast).
[myco- + G. -osis, condition]

mycosis

(mīkō´sis),
n a disease caused by a yeast or fungus.

mycosis

pl. mycoses; any disease caused by fungi.

dermal mycosis
see ringworm, epizootic lymphangitis, sporotrichosis, swamp cancer. Called also dermatophytosis.
mycosis fungoides
a chronic, malignant, lymphoreticular neoplasm of the skin, and, in late stages, lymph nodes and viscera; a type of cutaneous lymphosarcoma involving T lymphocytes. It occurs in humans, dogs and cats.
guttural pouch mycosis
see guttural pouch mycosis.
opportunistic mycosis
a fungal or fungus-like disease occurring in an animal with a compromised immune system. Opportunistic organisms are normal resident flora that become pathogenic only when the host's immune defenses are altered, as in immunosuppressive therapy, in a chronic disease, such as diabetes mellitus, or during steroid or antibacterial therapy that upsets the balance of bacterial flora in the body.
superficial mycosis
those involving the superficial layers of the skin; typical of infections caused by dermatophytes.
systemic mycosis
fungal infection spread via the bloodstream and characterized by multiple granulomatous lesions in many organs. See aspergillosis, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, mucormycosis.

Patient discussion about mycosis

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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References in periodicals archive ?
Aspergillus has a tendency to invade blood vessels"--this is probably true of most situations in which a systemic mycotic infection is present.
Weight-loss is difficult to sustain for overweight people while most are combating a mycotic infection and that much of the progress in this arena does not take place until the infection is controlled.
Laryngeal cryptococcosis as well as other laryngeal mycotic infections may be misdiagnosed as a malignancy if the diagnosis is based purely on clinical examination and imaging studies.
Genital mycotic infection, urinary tract infection, and those related to osmotic diuresis and volume depletion are observed with SGLT-2 inhibitors.
The most common ([greater than or equal to]5%) adverse reactions were female genital mycotic infections, urinary tract infections, and increased urination.
Mycotic infections, though not normally fatal, are so underdiagnosed that an autopsy-based study found that in 22% of cases where the primary diagnosis was incorrect, the deceased had some type of fungal infection.
Amazingly, even though hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific articles, the Merck Manual, (5) and Mayo Laboratories (6) all document common problems due to systemic mycoses, many medical practitioners do not believe in them, will not test for them, and will not treat them, while some others treat mycotic infections for too short of a period of time to be effective.
in impaired renal function and if predisposed to hyperkalemia Glucose * Use glucose tests other than urine glucose and 1,5-anhydroglucitol assay Infection * Genital mycotic infection, urinary tract infection Renal function * eGFR (frequently if * eGFR; discontinue if <60 mL/min/1.
A cytologic diagnosis of pyogranulomatous inflammation caused by a mycotic infection was made.
Mycotic infection of the ear (Otomycosis)--A prospective study.
In the pool of four placebo-controlled clinical trials involving 1667 patients treated with INVOKANA[R] (and 646 on placebo), female genital mycotic infections (eg, vulvovaginal mycotic infection, vulvovaginal candidiasis, and vulvovaginitis) occurred in 10.
Histologic findings and culture analysis identified a mycotic infection secondary to Curvularia invasion.