naturally in soil, air, in the feces of bird and bats and produce spores.
Fungi are commonly
dispersed in air.
The air that we breath
contains spores of many fungi. There are more than 100,000 known species
of fungi, only a few invade and destroy human tissue.
Of these most are
That is they infect only those with impaired immune
Although cell-mediated system effectively protect against
fungi, humoral antibodies play almost no role in protection.
Defective neutrophils, or the inhibition of the action of neutrophils or histiocytes
Corticosteroid administration, other immunosuppressive
therapy and congenital or acquired T-cell deficiencies all predispose to mycotic infections.