Pulmonary Mycosis

Pulmonary mycosis is a fungal infection in the lungs. This condition is less common than bacterial and viral infections, although it poses a risk for children with weakened immune systems. The pediatric pulmonologists with Norton Children’s Pulmonology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, have the training and expertise to treat pulmonary mycosis.

What Is Pulmonary Mycosis?

This fungal infection is caused by inhaling fungal spores. Some of the most common types of pulmonary mycoses include histoplasmosis and blastomycosis. The fungi that cause these conditions can live in soil, wooded areas, leaves, and bird or bat droppings.

Pulmonary Mycosis Symptoms

Pulmonary mycosis symptoms are based on the type of fungi exposure. Some of the common symptoms of pulmonary mycoses include:

  • Body aches
  • Chest pain
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Fatigue (extreme tiredness)
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Night sweats
  • Weight loss

Pulmonary Mycosis Treatment

The pediatric pulmonologists with Norton Children’s Pulmonology create a care plan unique to each child’s age, current health and health history. Treatment will depend on the type of fungi the child was exposed to as well as the extent of the condition.

Pediatric Pulmonary Center

Our center specializes in caring for children with any type of respiratory disorder. Careful consideration is given to prescribe the best possible method of therapy following nationally accepted guidelines for treating lung diseases, where applicable.

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