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Risk Factors for Developing Opportunistic Fungal Infections

Risk Factors for Developing Opportunistic Fungal Infections

Use of drugs that suppress the immune system

  • Cancer chemotherapy drugs

  • Corticosteroids

  • Drugs to prevent rejection of an organ transplant, such as azathioprine, methotrexate, and cyclosporine

  • Tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and related disorders)

Disorders