Deep fungal infections
-etiology-fungal infections may arise from soil, bird and bird droppings, or decaying vegetation.
-method of transmission-deep fungal infections shows the pacific route of transmission for various organisms. The fungal infections continue to increase in proportion to the number of HIV infected patient, transplant patient, diabetic patient, patient with emphysema, cancer patients, and others who are immune suppressed.
-characteristic— The lesions are usually ulcerative, sometimes necrotic depending on the stage, and they are pseudomembranes
-dental implications-The correct diagnosis is important to establish a treatment protocol
-treatment and prognosis-The treatment of choice depends upon the organism. The progress and recovery depends on the particular organism in the ability of the host to render defenses