Fungus Preferred Territories

Common fungi, and the diseases they cause or the tissues they attack, include: –

FUNGUS TYPE OR PLACE OF INFECTION
Aspergillus Lungs, brain
Blastocystis hominis Lungs
Blastomycoses dermatitidis  Lungs, skin
Candida albicans Mouth, vagina, penis (thrush)
Coccidioides immitis Lungs
Histoplasma capsulatum Lungs
Mallassezia furfur Skin (pityriasis versicolor)
Microsporum audouinii Scalp (cradle cap), nails.
Pneumocystis carinii Lungs (usually in AIDS patients)
Sporothrix schenckii  Skin (sporotrichosis)
Trichophyton mentagrophytes Feet (athlete’s foot), nails.
Trichophyton rubrum Skin, nails
Trichophyton tonsurans Scalp

Internal Organs

 

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(Last modified: 25th Sep 2014)

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