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fungal infections


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Infections that usually affect vulnerable moist places on epithelial surfaces, such as flexures, the inside of the mouth and vagina. They include candida or thrush, paronychia, and athlete's foot. In immunocompromised persons, e.g., persons with AIDS and those undergoing chemotherapy, fungal infections can be systemic and lethal, e.g., when meninges are infected with aspergillosis.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Public Health and Epidemiology.


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