Definition of Fungal infection
1. Noun. An inflammatory condition caused by a fungus.
Generic synonyms: Zymosis
Specialized synonyms: Blastomycosis, Ringworm, Roundworm, Tinea, Coccidioidomycosis, Coccidiomycosis, Desert Rheumatism, Valley Fever, Cryptococcosis, Candidiasis, Monilia Disease, Moniliasis, Dermatomycosis, Dermatophytosis, Favus, Keratomycosis, Phycomycosis, Sporotrichosis, Rhinosporidiosis
Medical Definition of Fungal infection
1. 1. (groin) Tinea cruris is a fungal infection of the perineum, better known as jock itch. This condition is often treated with clotrimazole or miconazole cream. Good general hygiene is vital in the prevention of tinea cruris. Keep the groin area clean and dry and avoid chafing. Launder athletic supporters frequently. Use an antifungal or drying powder after showering. 2. (nail) A fungal infection that involves the fingernails. Nails generally split, flake and grow too thick. 3. (scalp): A fungal scalp infection also known as tinea capitis. A crusting and scaly lesion of the scalp that can also be associated with localised hair loss. Treatment requires oral (systemic) antifungal medications. (05 Jan 1998)
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Literary usage of Fungal infection
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1. A Review of Dipterocarps: Taxonomy, Ecology and Siviculture by Simmathiri Appanah, Jennifer M. Turnbull (1998)
"In general, poor seed storage conditions affect seed quality and facilitate fungal infection and spread of fungi (see Chapter 4). ..."
2. IPM and Biological Control of Plant Pests: Field Crops: Bibliography January by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"fungal infection occurred approximately 2, 3, and 6 wk after ... M. dirhodum experienced much higher mortality from fungal infection than did S. avenae and ..."