Fungal infections : Medical Symptom Description


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Fungal infections (condition): For a medical symptom description of 'Fungal infections', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: Fungal infections (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.
Fungal infections (condition): Any condition caused by fungus.
Fungal infections (condition): Fungi and yeasts are multi-celled plants that are parasites. An everyday example of a fungus is mushrooms. However, the fungi that cause human disease are usually very small fungi. There are a few common human fungal conditions that are rarely harmful except for those with severely weakened immune systems.

Fungal infections: A fungus is actually a primitive vegetable. Fungi can be found in air, in soil, on plants, and in water. Thousands, perhaps millions, of different types of fungi exist on Earth. The most familiar ones to us are mushrooms, yeast, mold, and mildew. Some live in the human body, usually without causing illness. In fact, only about half of all types of fungi cause disease in humans. Those conditions are called mycoses. 1

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Fungal infections: Fungal infections is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom Fungal symptoms. For a medical symptom description of 'Fungal infections', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Fungal symptoms (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Fungal infections' may be possible.
Fungal symptoms (symptom): Symptoms from various fungal infections

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1. excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health - Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID

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