Mycosis - Definition

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Definition


Mycosis is an infection caused by minute fungi developing in part of the body. Mycosis can affect many areas of the body, in particular the digestive and reproductive tracts, the nails, and more commonly the skin. Hot and humid environments encourage it to multiply, hence why it often manifests on the feet or areas of skinfolds around the nail bed. Symptoms vary depending on the type of fungus and area affected by the mycosis. Usually relatively harmless, mycosis only causes redness or itching, and can be treated in a number of ways, notably with anti-fungal creams to be applied on the affected area. A common genus of this micro-organism is thrush.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on October 29, 2013 at 07:24 AM by Jeff.
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