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Fungal diseases can affect anyone. Learning about them can help you and your doctor recognize the symptoms of a fungal disease early and may help prevent serious complications.

Fungal diseases are often caused by fungi that are common in the environment. Most fungi are not dangerous, but some types can be harmful to health.

Mild fungal skin diseases can look like a rash and are very common. Fungal diseases in the lungs are often similar to other illnesses such as the flu or tuberculosis. Some fungal diseases like fungal meningitis and bloodstream infections are less common than skin and lung infections but can be deadly.


Microscopy of Apophysomyces, one of the causative agents of mucormycosis.Mucormycosis typically affects people with weakened immune systems, such as people who have had an organ transplant.

Antifungal Resistance

Antifungal Resistance
an emerging public health problem

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