Fungal Opportunistic Infections

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People infected with HIV have a higher tendency of getting infected with fungal infections which are called opportunistic infections as they affect those with low immune system or immunity.  Fungal infections such as cryptococcosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis and pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) can be named a few. when the CD4 count is less than 200 the risk of getting infected is much higher. Anti retroviaral therapy reduces the risk of getting infected. Thrush is a fungal infection mostly seen in mouth which can disturb in taking medications and food. It is mostly importnat to learn about fungalinfections that can look alike as bacterial or viral infections. It’s always better to have prevention, to know the risk related to fungal infection, necessary to take antifungal medication and protecting onself from environment which increases the risk of infection.

To know more about the fungal opportunistic infections check out the article ” Fungal Opportunist Infection: Common and Emerging Fungi in Immunocompromised Patients” and submit your valuable research work @ “Journal of Immunological Techniques and Infectious Diseases


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