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Are fungal infections more common in people with heart disease?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Fungal infections are more common in patients with a deficiency in their immune system like pts.
With cancer or taking chemotherapy or medicines for rheumatoid arthritis ( embrel, Orencia (abatacept) , plaquanil etc), with diabetes, pts. On steroids or cortisone, malnourished, pts who recently received a lot of antibiotics and more. Unless heart disease is associated to the above by itself is not.

In brief: No.

Fungal infections are more common in patients with a deficiency in their immune system like pts.
With cancer or taking chemotherapy or medicines for rheumatoid arthritis ( embrel, Orencia (abatacept) , plaquanil etc), with diabetes, pts. On steroids or cortisone, malnourished, pts who recently received a lot of antibiotics and more. Unless heart disease is associated to the above by itself is not.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fungal infections

Are more common in immunosuppressed people.

In brief: Fungal infections

Are more common in immunosuppressed people.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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