What is Mycosis and Why Should I be Concerned About Breathing Mold Spores?
They’re not visible to the naked eye, but mold spores can have a significant impact on your health. Find out why Manhattan mold removal can help you and you family avoid a common but unpleasant disease.
What Is Mycosis?
Mycosis is the generalized term for a fungal infection occurring in humans and animals. Well-known forms of mycosis include athlete’s foot, ringworm and thrush.
While a number of factors can contribute to development of mycosis, one of the more frequent causes is inhalation of mold spores. Once the mold spores enter the lungs, the conditions may be right for an infection to take hold.
Anyone can develop a mycosis, but certain segments of the population are particularly vulnerable:
• Children and the elderly
• Individuals with diabetes
• People with weakened immune systems, such as individuals with HIV/AIDS or those undergoing chemotherapy
• People being treated with antibiotics
Aspergillosis: The “Mold Mycosis”
Aspergillosis is the most prevalent form of mycosis caused by mold spores. The disease takes its name from Aspergillus, a type of mold with nearly 200 species frequently found both indoors and outdoors.
Sinusitis is a mild form of aspergillosis that tends to affect people who are sensitive to allergic triggers. Individuals with asthma or other pre-existing lung conditions are vulnerable to more serious forms of aspergillosis, such as aspergilloma (fungal balls) or chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA).
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