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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is deep-seated mycosis?

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

Symptoms of deep-seated mycosis

  • Fever

  • Fatigue

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

  • History of diabetes requiring medications

  • Feeling breathless

  • History of diabetes or pre-diabetes

  • Cough

Questions your doctor may ask to check for deep-seated mycosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose deep-seated mycosis

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Have you had repeated fevers of 100.4°F / 38°C or higher?

  • Have you ever been treated for diabetes (including diabetes during pregnancy for women)?

  • Are you breathless or having hard time breathing?

Treatment for deep-seated mycosis

This is a serious condition that usually 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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