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see fungal infectionfungal infection,
infection caused by a fungus (see Fungi), some affecting animals, others plants. Fungal Infections of Human and Animals

Many fungal infections, or mycoses, of humans and animals affect only the outer layers of skin, and although they are sometimes
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An infection with or a disease caused by a fungus.
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The concentration of CRP in patients infected by G- bacteria was much higher than that of G + bacterial infection and fungus infection groups, and the G+ bacterial infection also had higher concentrations than the fungus infection group.
The level was the highest in patients infected by G-bacteria, while the concentration in G+ bacterial infection was as high as that in fungus infection. All these results suggested that PCT levels could be useful in discriminating between these conditions, could help physicians' decisions on using antibiotics or not.
Besides, unlike PCT, the concentration of CRP in G+ bacterial infection, G- bacterial infection, and fungus infection group was different, which means that physicians could identify the infection by measuring CRP levels.
"A nail fungus infection usually won't go away on its own," says a spokeswoman for Novartis, "and left untreated, it can spread to other nails."
NEW YORK -- The ongoing occurrence of such conditions as athlete's foot and the toenail fungus infection onychomycosis--both of which are caused by the same fungus--are helping drive sales growth in the foot care treatment segment.
During the past several years Alva-Amco has expanded the Fungicare brand dramatically into the cosmetics section with several items that help stop the spread of nail fungus infections and that are consistent with the dramatic growth in home manicure implement sales and the increasing interest in overall nail health.
Conveniently packaged for home use, UltraSoak hygienically cleans manicure and pedicure implements that can spread nail fungus infection.
“Fingernail and toenail fungus infection, or onychomycosis, is a serious health and cosmetic concern that is only going to become worse as the popularity of using nail polish on fingers and toes continues to grow,” says Dr.