What Are Fungi?
Fungi (singular-fungus) are eukaryotic single celled or multinucleate organisms that decompose and absorb the organic material in which they grow. They include yeasts, mushrooms, molds, smuts, rusts and mildews.
Hair infection by fungal agents is scientifically known as trichomycosis. The study of fungal hair infections has gained importance over the last couple of years due to the following reasons:
- Human trichomycosis is a major concern due to cosmetic hair loss
- Severe infection by fungi can cause inflammation which may result in disability
- Vellus hair infection in other parts of the body other than the scalp may cause chronic recurrent infections that can make life difficult for victims