Medical Dictionary: Fungal disease
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Fungal disease: Another name for Fungal infections.
Fungal disease (condition): Any condition caused by fungus.
Fungal disease (condition): Fungi and yeasts are multi-celled plants that are parasites. An everyday example of a fungus is mushrooms. However, the fungi that cause human disease are usually very small fungi. There are a few common human fungal conditions that are rarely harmful except for those with severely weakened immune systems.
Fungal disease: A fungus is actually a primitive vegetable. Fungi can be
found in air, in soil, on plants, and in water. Thousands, perhaps
millions, of different types of fungi exist on Earth. The most familiar
ones to us are mushrooms, yeast, mold, and mildew. Some live in the human
body, usually without causing illness. In fact, only about half of all
types of fungi cause disease in humans. Those conditions are called
More information on medical condition: Fungal infections:
- Introduction: Fungal infections
- Basic Summary for Fungal infections
- Types of Fungal infections
- Medication Causes of Fungal infections
- Risk Factors for Fungal infections
1. excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health - Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID
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