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Does a fungal infection means weak immune system?

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Dr. Brant Ward
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: possibly

Anyone can get an occasional bout of ringworm, athlete's foot, or vaginal yeast infection.
Certain things like total parenteral nutrition (TPN) can predispose to blood stream fungal infections. These situations are normal. Invasive, frequent/recurrent, or difficult to treat fungal infections are very frequently a sign of a weakened immune system. If you are concerned, see a clinical immunologist.

In brief: possibly

Anyone can get an occasional bout of ringworm, athlete's foot, or vaginal yeast infection.
Certain things like total parenteral nutrition (TPN) can predispose to blood stream fungal infections. These situations are normal. Invasive, frequent/recurrent, or difficult to treat fungal infections are very frequently a sign of a weakened immune system. If you are concerned, see a clinical immunologist.
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