fungal infection


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Noun1.fungal infection - an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus
zymosis - (medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)
blastomycosis - any of several infections of the skin or mucous membrane caused by Blastomyces
ringworm, roundworm, tinea - infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
coccidioidomycosis, coccidiomycosis, desert rheumatism, valley fever - an infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules
cryptococcosis - a fungal infection characterized by nodular lesions--first in the lungs and spreading to the nervous system
candidiasis, monilia disease, moniliasis - an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)
dermatomycosis, dermatophytosis - fungal infection of the skin (especially of moist parts covered by clothing)
favus - a contagious fungal infection of the scalp; occurs mainly in Africa and the Middle East
keratomycosis - fungal infection of the cornea
phycomycosis - any fungal infection caused by fungi of the Phycomycetes group
sporotrichosis - a chronic fungal infection of the skin and lymph nodes
rhinosporidiosis - fungal infection of the nose; often acquired while swimming
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In recent years, the abuse of antibiotics has resulted in the mass generation of drug- resistant strains and the increased incidence of fungal infection deep seated in tissues.
Trying to silence the alarm over the fungal infection, Dr Rajpal said infections
The clinical presentation and treatment of this rare, chronic, indolent form of fungal infection are highlighted in this article.
Further analysis revealed that the system the flies use for detecting and defending against fungal infection was deactivated.
document the incidence and cost of hospitalizations in California caused by Valley fever (coccidioidomycosis), a fungal infection endemic to the southwestern United States and parts of Latin America (1).
About two million people die each year because of fungal infection and resistance is rapidly emerging to the most common drugs used to treat these diseases.
Eight people injured in the nearly mile-wide tornado that ripped across Joplin, Missouri have contracted a rare fungal infection, and three have died, officials said Friday.
Summary: DUBAI - A sensitive operation to re-move nasal fungal infection was performed by a team of doctors at Baraha Hospital recently.
He said that Itraconazole (brand name Sporanox) and Fluconazole (brand name Flucan or Diflucan) are safer alternatives to treat fungal infection over a longer time without having side effects on the liver.
A FUNGAL infection that has caused certain parts of the track at Ascot to become "browned off" is not expected to cause any problems at the three-day meeting, which gets under way on Friday, writes Martin Kelly.
The tablets should be taken daily and continued until the fungal infection has grown out of the nail.