Infectious Disease Specialist Questions Fungal Infections

Can a fungal infection spread from one person to another?

Is it possible for fungal skin infection to transmit from one person to another?

2 Answers

Thanks for your question. Skin fungi are transmissible. In general, other fungi are not.

Depends on the fungus. Some do, many do not - Tinea (a cause of ringworm) does, Cryptococcus does not.

G. Dickinson