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Is it true that there is a fungus that can grow in marijuana that has caused someone to have part of their lung removed?

Is it true that there is a fungus that can grow in marijuana that has caused someone to have part of their lung removed?

Yes : Aspergillosis (as well as many other fungi and microorganisms) can occur in marijuana and tobacco leaves (particularly moldy ones). If the host has a compromised immune system, then invasive pulmonary disease with this fungus (or others) is possible. See . ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What is a serious disease of the lungs caused by the fungus histoplasma capsulatum?

What is a serious disease of the lungs caused by the fungus histoplasma capsulatum?

Histoplasmosis: Histoplasmosis is an initial infection of the lungs giving flu-like or cold-like symptoms...The fungus can sometimes infect the retina (the inside light sensitive lining of the eye). The infection can cause direct damage to the retina and if it affects the macula, central vision may be destroyed. Exposure to histoplasmosis correlates with chicken farming, the fungus lingers in the animal waste. ...Read more

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Once you have had a lung fungus, can it spread to your brains. Also, it will cause you to start having allegy?

Once you have had a lung fungus, can it spread to your brains.  Also, it will cause you to start having allegy?

Fungal infections: Fungal pneumonias are rare, but in those who have them (usually with some sort of immune compromise), it can spread anywhere, including the brain. That being said, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa) is a syndrome where a fungus can lead to chronic asthma like symptoms and allergies, but is not an invasive infection and would not go to your brain. Talk to your physican. ...Read more

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Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Yes: Its not very common, but fungus can cause lung infections, its more common in people whose immune system is down "due to aids for example".. ...Read more

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Do inhaled steroids for asthma cause disorders like fungus in your lungs?

Do inhaled steroids for asthma cause disorders like fungus in your lungs?

No, they treat it: The air we breathe always has fungal spores in it, and these don't usually cause any problems. When they do, a fungus ball can form (rare), we can get a fungal pneumonia (mainly in immune suppressed patients), or we can get an allergic reaction to the fungus. The last is commonest, and is treated with inhaled and systemic steroids + antifungals. The fungus itself and immune disorders cause it. ...Read more

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Does candida fungus commonly infect the lung?

No: Candida affect mainly the skin or oral mucosa in healthy individuals . In case of immune deficiency then invasive candida diseases could happen ...Read more

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If you touch a foot with athletes foot and then you happened to touch your nose, could you get the fungus in the nose, are the lungs at risk?

If you touch a foot with athletes foot and then you happened to touch your nose, could you get the fungus in the nose, are the lungs at risk?

No: The fungi that thrive on feet are not the same ones that cause troubles in the nose. It's human to touch yourself and others; wash your hands when you can, but don't worry about spreading the athlete's foot fungi (which are common in the environment) by simple touch. ...Read more

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What fungus can causes lung infections and can spread to bloodstream and brain?

Cryptococosis: Leads my list of a brain seeker, but others are histoplasmosis, and coccidioidomycosis of san joachim valley fever fame. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more


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