Basic Summary for Fungal infections


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Main name of condition: Fungal infections
Other names or spellings: Fungi, Fungus, Fungal disease, Fungal diseases, Fungal condition, Fungal conditions, Mycoses, Mycosis, fungi, fungus


What is Fungal infections?
  Brief description of Fungal infections: Any condition caused by fungus.
  Types of Fungal infections: Candida, Vaginal Candidiasis, Oral thrush, Athlete's foot, Tinea, Yeast infections, Ringworm, Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, Aspergillosis, Cryptococcal Meningitis, Fungal nail infections, Histoplasmosis, Invasive candidiasis, Mycetoma, Cryptococcosis, Sporotrichosis, Pityriasis Versicolor
What causes Fungal infections?
  Class of Condition for Fungal infections: parasite fungal
  Causes of Fungal infections: see causes of Fungal infections
  Risk factors for Fungal infections: see risk factors for Fungal infections
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Fungal infections: see treatments for Fungal infections
Society issues for Fungal infections
  Hospitalization statistics for Fungal infections: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Fungal infections:
  • 0.03% (3,734) of hospital episodes were for mycoses in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultations for mycoses required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital episodes for mycoses were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital episodes for mycoses were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31% of hospital admissions for mycoses required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for mycoses in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for mycoses in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for mycoses in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospitalisations for mycoses occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 18% of hospitalisations for mycoses occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30% of hospitalisations for mycoses were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.03% (15,022) of hospital bed days were for mycoses in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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