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What is fungus? How common is it?

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: An organism

Fungus is a type of organism that usually grows in moist environments.
Rarely it can cause disease especially in people with depressed immune systems. People can become allergic to them. Most commonly they cause no problems. One type of fungus is the source of penicillin.

In brief: An organism

Fungus is a type of organism that usually grows in moist environments.
Rarely it can cause disease especially in people with depressed immune systems. People can become allergic to them. Most commonly they cause no problems. One type of fungus is the source of penicillin.
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Dr. Bradford Romans
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Common in humans

Aka jock itch, athletes foot, ring worm, yeast infection.

In brief: Common in humans

Aka jock itch, athletes foot, ring worm, yeast infection.
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