Mycosis is a form of fungal infection that can affect both humans and animals. Technically, the term mycosis really refers to a wide variety of fungal infections that can be quite serious and life-threatening at some times, but, in most cases, it can be treated effectively in a relatively short period of time. The Eulji University of Medicine in Korea completed a review study to determine the prevalence of such fungal infections amongst the general population South Korea in 2014. They analyzed the data that they obtained from the National Health Insurance database for a five-year period, ranging from 2009 to 2013. After evaluating the data, they found that the prevalence of mycosis, regardless of the type, was 6.9% in 2009 amongst the entire South Korean population. They also found that the prevalence of fungal diseases classified as mycosis seemed to increase to 7.4% by 2013. The study also found that the most prevalent type of fungal infection was dermatophytosis, which accounted for 5.2% of the general population. Opportunistic mycosis and superficial mycosis were next in line.
Types Of Mycosis
Since there are a number of different mycosis fungal infections that can affect a patient, it is important to know about the different ones, including the different symptoms that they may cause and, of course, the effects that may have in the human body. Identifying potential symptoms assists a patient with determining whether they might have developed such an infection, which could lead to diagnosing the infection early and treating it more effectively.
Cleveland Clinic reports that mycoses should first be divided into two main categories, consisting of molds and yeasts. These two categories affect the body in different ways. Let’s take a look at the particular types of microorganisms that are known to cause fungal infections in the human body.
- Yeasts – Yeasts that may cause mycosis, or a fungal infection, including Pneumocystis jiroveci, Cryptococcus spp and Candida spp. Note that the candida microorganisms that may lead to the development of a fungal infection forms pseudohyphae, which allows them to grow and thrive in the body. The particular species of candida that are classified as pathogenic, or harmful, includes C. krusei, C. glabrata, C. pseudotropicalis, C. tropicalis, C. albicans, C. lusitaniae, C. dubliniensis and C. parasilosis.
- Molds – The particular species of molds that could also lead to a fungal infection include aspergillus spp, as well as mucormycosis agents. Amongst all the different species of aspergillus spp, Aspergillus fumigatus seems to be the most harmful. This particular species of aspergillus spp can also lead to the development of diseases that are invasive.
Mycosis often tends to affect the skin, but can also affect other areas of the body. In some cases, certain organs, such as the heart, brain, lungs, kidneys and liver may also be affected by these infections.
Treatments For Mycosis
Treating mycosis is often a difficult feat to accomplish for medical experts since the antibiotics that are useful for defeating the particular types of microorganisms that cause mycosis may also attack normal, healthy cells of the patient’s body. This may lead to more serious problems in some cases. Britannica reports that medical scientists have been somewhat successful in treating mycosis with Griseofulvin, Flucytosine and Amphotericin B. Unfortunately, these drugs can lead to liver damage and skin reactions. Most of these drugs can also not be used by women who are pregnant as it may interfere with their pregnancy.
Bioresonance Therapy And Mycosis
Bioresonance therapy has been proven as an alternative option for treating mycosis without leading to some of the more serious side-effects that have been associated with the use of the drugs that are currently available to assist with the treatment of such a fungal infection. Dr. med. P. Dehm reports on BICOM®UK’s official website that he has not yet experienced a more effective option for treating such an infection than bioresonance therapy. He is a gynecologist and explains that mycosis, or a fungal infection, needs to be treated in a systematical manner, but today’s treatment options pose simply as shorter-term treatment measures. He explains that the bioresonance device allows for testing the causes of the patient’s symptoms and for identifying the underlying factors, which may be a fungal infection caused by yeasts and molds. In such a case, a special program can be added to the bioresonance device to assist with treating the particular stresses in the patient’s body that are causing their symptoms to develop, as well as causing the fungal infection.
Mycosis can affect any person at any time of their lives. While such a fungal infection tends not to be serious in most cases and heals rather quickly with appropriate treatments, it can turn out to be more serious in certain patients. Numerous research studies have been conducted on the management of these infections and further research is still in progress. At the moment, various treatment options can be utilized, but a patient’s particular treatment plan would depend on the type of fungal infection they have obtained, as well as how severe their condition is. Bioresonance therapy poses as an alternative option for treating many of these fungal infections, and can be used in combination with other treatment methods to enhance their efficiency.