Fungi are living organisms naturally found on the body and in the environment. A decreased immune system can cause a fungal infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 1.5 million types of fungi in... More »

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Fungal diseases are most often caused by a person breathing in or otherwise coming into contact with a fungus that is prevalent in the environment. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 1.5 million type... More »

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Fungus in the lung is caused by breathing the fungus into the lungs, according to HowStuffWorks. There are three main types of fungus that may affect the lung: histoplasmosis fungus, aspergillosis fungus and coccidiomyco... More »

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Fungal diseases are most often caused by a person breathing in or otherwise coming into contact with a fungus that is prevalent in the environment. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 1.5 million type... More »

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High temperature and humidity increase the risk of tinea versicolor fungal infection, according to WebMD. In addition, individuals with oily skin, impaired immune systems or taking certain medications are more susceptibl... More »

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Most athlete's foot occurs when someone comes into contact with fungi that create the infection, states WebMD. A variety of fungi grow on top of human skin, including the athlete foot fungi. It spreads when someone comes... More »

Fungal infections of the hands are caused by trichophyton rubrum, a dermatophytic fungus. This infection is commonly transmitted by direct contact with infected people, animals, soil or household articles, such as towels... More »