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Fungal Diseases in Humans

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Kourtney McMorrow

on 29 October 2012

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By Kyra and Kourtney Fungal Diseases in Humans Fungal Diseases in Humans Cures & Treatment Fungi can cause internal diseases called invasive fungal infections.People with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to invasive fungal diseases.Surface infections such as athletes foot and fungal nail infections are also common. Tinea Ringworm Aspergillosis this infection is caused by Histoplasma capsulatum
bat and bird droppings stimulate the growth in the soil
spores are inhaled when digging or moving contaminated soil
most people infected will not become ill
some people experience symptoms such as dry cough, fever, loss of appetite, muscle aches and chest pain
illnesses are rarely chronic although some may cause lung damage over months to years
Histoplasma fungi rarely enter the blood stream and infect other organs
progressive disseminated histoplasmosis, is an example of a life-threatening illness and requires aggressive treatment with anti fungal medicines Histoplasmosis Antiseptic mouth washes
Eating yogurt or taking acidophilus supplements can help to correct the abnormal balance of microorganisms in the mouth and digestive tract
medications It can affect the skin on your .. Beard - tinea barbae
Body - tinea corporis
Feet - tinea pedis
Groin area - tinea cruris
Scalp - tinea capitis Starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction when clipping,blockage of the follicle or shaving
Common symptoms include :
Pimples near a hair follicle
Complications could be:
Folliculitis may return
Infection may spread to other body areas Most common skin disorder among children
Cause by mold like fungi called dermatophytes
Spread easily to other people by direct contact of infected area or contact with contaminated items (such as clothing or pool surfaces)
Symptoms include
rash athletes foot is the most common type of tinea fungal infections
it can occur on heels, palms, and between the fingers
it is contagious and can be passed through direct contact
Symptoms include
red and itchy skin
burning or stinging pain
blisters that ooze or get crusty occurs mostly in men and adolescent boys
can be triggered by friction from clothes and prolonged wetness in the groin area
it may be contagious
it can be passed from one person to the next by direct skin to skin contact or contact with unwashed clothes
Symptoms include:
itching in groin,thigh skin folds, or anus
red raised scaly patches that may blister or ooze
abnormally dark or light skin can live on dead tissue of hair, nails, and outer skin layers
infection is more likely if you have minor skin or scalp injuries, poor hygiene, or wet skin for a long time
can spread easily to others
most often affects children and goes away at puberty
Symptoms include:
bald areas with small black dots
itching of the scalp
scaly areas of skin that are red or swollen Athletes Foot Tinea Pedis Tinea Barbae Tinea Corporis Tinea Cruris Tinea Captis common fungus found in soil, decaying vegetation, insulating materials, air conditioning vents and dust
float in the air and can be inhaled into the nose and lungs
in most instances aspergillus spores cause no harm but in some people invasive infections develop (emphysema and tuberculosis)
can infect the lungs and form growing fungal masses called aspergillomas
Aspergillus moves from the lungs to the bloodstream causing a widespread, life-threatening infection
may also invade the sinuses but this is rare in people with a healthy immune system
illness includes allergic reactions, lung infections, and infections in other organs Complications Complications can be serious for people with weakened immune systems(patients being treated with chemotherapy, diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, or taking steroids).In some cases, fungal infections can spread to vital organs(heart&brain).This can be life threatening.
Other complications include:
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