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(Scientific American)   There's a fungus among us that's fatal and humongous   ( divider line
    More: Scary, fungus, pathogenic fungi, fungal infections, porpoises, yeast infection, subtropics, body temperatures  
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6321 clicks; posted to Geek » on 12 Dec 2013 at 4:50 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-12-13 06:23:37 AM  
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Worse than an Oderus Urungus amongus?
2013-12-12 08:01:35 PM  
1 vote:
Huh. And here I thought I was done with fungus-based threats when I finally finished The Last of Us last night.

Guess I'd better start listening for clicking sounds...
2013-12-12 07:18:21 PM  
1 vote:
The article mentioned Valley Fever in passing. In 1961, my mother contracted Valley Fever in Twenty-Nine Palms California, while pregnant with me. Fifty years later she had a recurrence that ultimately proved fatal. She entered a hospital in Minnesota where she was treated for two weeks for pneumonia with no improvement. I happened to mention to one of her doctors that she'd had Valley Fever years before. He was intrigued, as he'd never heard of it. They tested for it, and sure enough it had recurred. She responded to treatment, but permanent damage was done to her lungs, and she passed away a few years later.

Anyway, my point is that Valley Fever, and possibly other fungal infections can recur many years after the original affliction manifests itself. Remember and record your medical history, it may save your or your loved one's life.
2013-12-12 04:57:54 PM  
1 vote:
Piss off mushroom lung.

*Lights up a Marlboro*
2013-12-12 04:55:48 PM  
1 vote:
Another Oprah thread?

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