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Update: 30th March 2020.
If you have aspergillosis and are looking for information about how your corticosteroids might affect your immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic please visit the Patients Website, where we have posted an article specifically about this.
Overall, most serious fungal infections are rare, but they do happen. They are most common among people with weak immune systems. People with certain health conditions may need to take medications with side effects that can weaken your immune system and put you at risk for fungal infections.
Specifically, corticosteroids and TNF (tumor necrosis factor) inhibitors are two types of medications that can increase your chances of getting a fungal infection.1
Some fungal infections can be serious, such as:
Other fungal infections, such as oral candidiasis (thrush), are usually not life threatening.11
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