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Fungus in bloodstream

A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Fungal bloodstream: Infection is usually quite serious. If it showed up on culture, presumably your doctor will know what organism and be able to pursue more tests and t... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Purice
16 years experience
Blood cultures: Will detect if one has a bacterial blood stream infection or fungal. Any microbiology lab( infectious disease) in any hospital can run this test.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Wrong question: Care for your symptoms begins with history, exam, understanding the details. Blood cultures, by hospital or commercial labs, are useful when the DR kn... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Yes: And that is very serious especially in someone with low immune system.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Cryptococosis: Leads my list of a brain seeker, but others are histoplasmosis, and coccidioidomycosis of san joachim valley fever fame.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
No: Fungus in the bloodstream is rare, and usually occurs in severely ill patients. Some may have cancer, many have indwelling intravenous catheters, some... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Unlikely: Anything is possible , but unless you have severe illness or immunocompromise it is very unlikely.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
37 years experience
Treat and Evaluate: Most fungal infections of the skin respond to 10 days of treatment with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. The question is why do you have that type... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 43 years experience
Don't worry: Be happy. There are lots of easy treatments for a skin fungus. See a dermatologist!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Medicine: Depending on the type of fungus, topical creams or ointments or oral medicine can cure skin fungus.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Yes.: Fungus infection is one (of several) cause of chronic sinusitis.
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