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Care and Treatment for Fungal Infections

Why Choose Treatment for Fungal Infections at University of Colorado Hospital?

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The Infectious Disease Group Practice at University of Colorado Hospital is nationally recognized. Our doctors are board-certified and conduct groundbreaking research.

Our multidisciplinary care team has long experience in diagnosing and managing a wide range of infectious diseases. And we offer patients access to the latest treatments.

What are Fungal Infections?

Fungal infections are caused by tiny spores in the air. These spores are often inhaled into our lungs or land on our skin - two places where a majority of fungal infections begin. 

People with weakened immune systems or those taking antibiotics are more likely to get fungal infections. Only about half of all spores are harmful to people.

Fungal infections range from yeast infections to serious lung infections.  They include:

  • Aspergillosis
  • Blastomycosis
  • Candidiasis (yeast infection)
  • Coccidioidymycosis (Valley Fever)
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Fungal sinusitis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Mucormycosis
  • Paracoccidioidomycosis
  • Sporotrichosis

Antifungal medications are applied to the skin or nails, or taken orally. Fungal infectious can be difficult to kill, and often require months of treatment.

Your Medical Team

The Infectious Disease Group Practice at University of Colorado has a multidisciplinary team of health care providers. Each specialist is trained to provide different aspects of infectious disease care. Your medical team will be assembled with the specialists best suited to treat your condition.

 

Infectious Disease Specialists at University of Colorado Hospital

 

Infectious disease specialists – board-certified doctors who are specially trained in diagnosing and treating infectious diseases.

 

Nurse practitioner (NP) – a registered nurse who has completed a master’s degree. NPs are licensed to see patients for assessment, treatment and follow-up.

 

Registered nurse – graduated from a formal nursing education program and is licensed by the state of Colorado.

 

Pharmacists – have a doctorate degree in the science of medication.

 

Nutritionists – health professionals with special training in nutrition. They help patients determine the best dietary choices for better health.

 

Endocrinologist – a board-certified medical doctor who is specially trained to diagnose diseases that affect the glands.

 

Obstetricians/gynecologists – an obstetrician is a board-certified medical doctor who specializes in delivering babies. A gynecologist is a board-certified medical doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the female reproductive system.

 

Oncologist – a board-certified medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer.

 

Psychiatrist – a board-certified medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental disorders.

 

Psychiatric nurses – have special training in caring for patients with mental disorders.

 

Other Infectious Disease Staff

 

Social workers – help individuals ensure their personal well being and provide the resources for people to get the help they need, by assessing all aspects of their life and culture.