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The more common fungal infections that normal women suffer from are:

>>  Candida vaginitis

>>  Athlete’s foot

>>  Allergic fungal sinusitis

>>  Tinea cruris (Jock itch)

>>  Fungal nail infections (onychomycosis)

>>  Tinea (pityriasis) versicolor

Uncommon infections include:

>> Oral candidiasis (especially if asthmatic and using a steroid inhaler, or with HIV infection)

>> Seborrheic dermatitis

>> Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) (usually asthmatic)

>> Severe asthma with fungal sensitization (SAFS)

>> Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (often following TB)

>> Coccidioidomycosis

>> Histoplasmosis - disseminated

>> Histoplasmosis - acute pulmonary

>> Histoplasmosis - chronic cavitary pulmonary

Women with immune systems damaged by HIV / AIDS, or other causes (e.g. leukemia, transplant, critical illness) may have a fungal infection.

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