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Saqib Baig, MD, MS (Pulmonology, Critical Care, Internal Medicine)

Dr. Baig graduated from Army Medical College (NUST) Pakistan in 2007. He did his internal medicine training from Baltimore, Maryland, USA during the years 2009-2013. He joined the internal medicine faculty practice at Medical College of Wisconsin in USA for 2 years before pursuing advanced training. He completed his pulmonary disease and critical care medicine fellowship from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School from 2015-2018. | | During his fellowship, Dr. Baig completed his master's in health care services management through Rutgers Business School. He currently serves as the medical director of respiratory therapy and pulmonary function lab and the clinical director of the COPD program at the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute at Thomas Jefferson University. He holds the Assistant Professor of Medicine rank at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Baig's interests lie in respiratory physiology, airways disease, and data science.

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Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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  • Fever then no fever then fever again

  • Shortness of breath when lying down

  • Remittent fever of 102.2°F / 39°C

  • Stomach was uncomfortable, then had a fever

  • Breathing out is easy but breathing in is difficult

  • Extremely high fever of 106.7°F / 41.5°C or higher

  • Fever of 100.4°F / 38°C or more for weeks

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What is Invasive Fungal Infections?

This severe form of fungal infection is more likely to occur in immunocompromised patients. It can be caused by various fungi types, affecting different organs like the lungs or brain. Risk factors include a weak immune system, organ transplantation, cancers, and diabetes mellitus.

Typical Symptoms of Invasive Fungal Infections

  • History of diabetes requiring medications

  • Fever

  • Repeated episodes of fever above 100.4°F / 38°C

  • Feeling breathless

  • History of diabetes or pre-diabetes

  • Fatigue

  • Lumps under the skin

  • History of cancer

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Invasive Fungal Infections

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Have you ever been treated for diabetes?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Are you having difficulty breathing?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes?

  • Do you feel you fatigued?

Treatmentof Invasive Fungal Infections

This is a serious condition that typically requires hospitalization, and treatment is often complex. Generally, antifungal medications are used, but this may be supplemented by other treatments or procedures.

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References

  • Kimura M. [Deep seated mycosis diagnosed at hospital pathology division]. Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi. 2008;49(4):269-73. Japanese. doi: 10.3314/jjmm.49.269. PMID: 19001752.

    https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jjmm/49/4/49_4_269/_article/-char/ja/

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Reviewed By:

Saqib Baig, MD, MS

Saqib Baig, MD, MS (Pulmonology, Critical Care, Internal Medicine)

Dr. Baig graduated from Army Medical College (NUST) Pakistan in 2007. He did his internal medicine training from Baltimore, Maryland, USA during the years 2009-2013. He joined the internal medicine faculty practice at Medical College of Wisconsin in USA for 2 years before pursuing advanced training. He completed his pulmonary disease and critical care medicine fellowship from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School from 2015-2018. | | During his fellowship, Dr. Baig completed his master's in health care services management through Rutgers Business School. He currently serves as the medical director of respiratory therapy and pulmonary function lab and the clinical director of the COPD program at the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute at Thomas Jefferson University. He holds the Assistant Professor of Medicine rank at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Baig's interests lie in respiratory physiology, airways disease, and data science.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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