Infectious Disease Specialist Questions Fungal Infections

Can fungal infection cause low grade fever?

My daughter has been suffering from a fungal infection of the skin and has been getting low grade fever. Can the fever be triggered due to the fungal infection?

3 Answers

Most superficial fungal infection that involve skin and mucus membranes do not cause fever, examples of these are ring worm, thrush, Candida vaginosis; whereas, patients with invasive fungal disease such as invasion into sinuses, lungs, bloodstream, and those with meningitis, peritonitis may exhibit a febrile response.
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