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Invasive Fungal Infections


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Fungi live throughout the environment and even in the human body.

They can lead to minor infections, such as athlete’s foot or yeast infections. However, if fungi get into the bloodstream, they can lead to more serious invasive fungal infections. These infections require care from expert infectious disease specialists.


Blood Tests Doctors can examine your blood to find fungi and develop a treatment plan.

Sputum Testing
For sputum testing, doctors examine samples of your mucus. This can be an effective test if you have a fungal infection in your lungs or airways.

Tissue Testing
If you have an injury infected by fungi, doctors may examine tissues from the wound for infection.

Susceptibility Testing
Doctors may take additional samples of your blood, tissue, or mucus. They will give these tissues different antifungal medicines to see which medicines may work best for your infection.


Antibiotic Medication
These medicines kill many different types of fungi and pose few risks to your health. Antifungal medicines can be pills, creams, or suppositories.

Why Choose UHealth?

Advanced, specialized care to fight infections. From the latest diagnostic techniques to the newest evidence-based medicines, our infectious disease physicians offer specialized care for many infectious diseases including HIV, cytomegalovirus, fungal infections, mycobacterial infections, and more. We create personalized treatment plans based on the cause of your infection and your health to prevent and fight bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. You’ll have access to expert physicians, more treatment options, and supportive care that focuses on your needs.

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