Research for infection protection

Fungi

Microorganisms that gain the energy necessary for metabolism from the degradation and modification of organic compounds. Fungi reproduce sexually and asexually through spores or by vegetative growth.

In humans, there are mainly three groups that may cause diseases particularly affecting the skin, nails, mucous membranes and hair:

Yeast (Candida albicans)
Candida albicans
  • Yeasts (Candida) that inhabit the healthy intestinal environment and may trigger both superficial infections and infections affecting the entire body in humans with weakened immune system. (See also Candida albicans
Mould (Aspergillus brasiliensis)
Aspergillus brasiliensis
  • Moulds that cause infections on hair, nails and inner organs in people with weakened general condition. 
Filamentous fungus (Trichophyton mentagrophytes)
Trichophyton mentagrophytes
  • Filamentous fungi that may trigger superficial infections on the stratum corneum, nails or hair.