Fungal Infections are the most commonly misdiagnosed infections across the United States. Most physicians are under the impression that only persons with AIDS, or anÂ immunodeficiency can contract an invasive fungal infectionÂ (IFI).Â This is a false presumption. The fungus /mold,”cryptococcus gattii”, infects the young, the old, the immunocompetent, the immunocompetent and children alike. Once infected by this fungus it has a thirty percent (30%) mortality rate.Â Fungal infections perfectly mimic bacteriological infections. Few physicians when a patient walks through their doors ask any questions about a patients environment. This results in misdiagnosis, and what isÂ referredÂ to as chronicÂ sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, as well as other chronic conditions.Â Unless your treating physician has a reason to suspect you have been exposed to fungus they will most likely treat your symptoms with antibiotics. Many people experience temporary relief, but relapse quickly. As with any infection, if left untreated fungal infections become worse and the symptoms more severe. The NTCED knows how to recognize IFI and provide the proper treatment.
National Treatment Centers for Environmental Disease knows that anyone can contract a fungal infection or an invasive fungal infection (IFI) regardless of age, or immune system status.