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.
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 bacterial or viral pneumonia. Some fungal diseases like fungal meningitis and bloodstream infections are less common than skin and lung infections but can be deadly.