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Can antifungal medications increase the chance of secondary bacterial infections and sepsis?
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Unlikely
Fungal infections usually occur in immunocompromised people who are already at risk for bacterial infection.

In brief: Unlikely
Fungal infections usually occur in immunocompromised people who are already at risk for bacterial infection.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: No
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In brief: No
Why do you ask?
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Yes and no
Fungal infection can exhaust your immune system and make you more susceptible to bacterial infections including sepsis.
It is not the medications usually, though antifungals can be quite toxic including suppressing the bone marrow that produces blood cells to fight infection.

In brief: Yes and no
Fungal infection can exhaust your immune system and make you more susceptible to bacterial infections including sepsis.
It is not the medications usually, though antifungals can be quite toxic including suppressing the bone marrow that produces blood cells to fight infection.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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