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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The study showed that inadequate attention by physicians to fungal infection is the major cause failure of antibacterial treatment.
Monsoon brings with it skin and fungal infection that can be downright uncomfortable for anyone.
Mucormycosis is a life threatening fungal infection and remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
Sometimes a fungal infection induces an inflammatory dermatitis.
Although the results were limited by several factors including possible selection bias, lack of measurable response rate, and small sample size, the findings highlight how easy it can be to miss a diagnosis of fungal infection, "which can result in inappropriate therapy, worsening of symptoms, and even additional skin and soft-tissue infections," the researchers wrote.
5,6] Although culture is considered as gold standard for etiologic diagnosis of fungal infection, it is a slow method and also some fungi cannot be cultured.
All burn patients with clinical and microbiological evidence of fungal infection by Fusarium spp documented from representative samples, such as deep burn tissue, and/or blood, and/or other sterile sites with positive cultures were included.
Patients who have no mycological factor, but who have host and clinical factors are classified as suspicious fungal infection (5).
15) A multicenter prospective study (16) comparing 170 patients without signs of invasive fungal infection and 163 patients with proven (142 patients) or probable (21 patients) invasive fungal infection (based on criteria from the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer and the Mycoses Study Group [EORTC-MSG]) found a 64.
By 12 months after the initial diagnosis, 192 (42%) of455 patients followed by the study were considered cured (defined as no radiologic or laboratory evidence of fungal infection, resolved or improved signs and symptoms, and not having received antifungal treatment for at least 3 months), 185 (41%) were no longer receiving antifungals but did not yet meet the definition of cured, 32 (7%) were still receiving antifungal treatment, 35 (8%) had died (24 deaths were attributable to outbreak-associated infections), and 11 (2%) had incomplete follow-up data.
1,2] The rise in incidence of diabetes mellitus in India has also reflected the increase incidence of invasive fungal infection in this part of the world.
Trying to silence the alarm over the fungal infection, Dr Rajpal said infections