Fungal Pneumonia



Fungal Pneumonia is less likely to be the cause of Pneumonia but it is infectious once it resides in the human body. The fungi is endemic may take months to build up it is caught by breathing in spores or three different types of fungi including Coccidioidomycosis, Histoplasmosis, and Cyrptococcus if the body fails to filter it out which is very unlikely to happen this disease is nontransmissible.
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Most exposed to fungi dont get sick but those who do require treatment and those who develop serious fungal infection is usually due to a weak immune system or HIV/AIDS. Some symptoms include fever, coughing, chest pain, respiratory failure, hypersensitivity, or allergic reactions.

90% of patients recover without treatment but then there is a 70% mortality rate for patients with HIV/AIDS


Antifungal agents are now available, including the classic antibiotics; first, second, and third generation triazoles and the echinocandins. Amphotericin B is less used.


This diease is usually contracted from dry soil like in parts of the southwest of the US and north of Mexico where there is a low rainfall and it is dry. Some come from bat droppings which live in those areas.