Fungal infections - damage to the skin, nails, mucous membranes, internal organs, caused by pathogenic fungi. Fungal microorganisms are widespread in the environment, some of them are constantly existent in the human body (for example, candida are part of the normal microflora of the oral cavity and intestines). There are infections that are caused by pathogenic fungi that live only in certain areas (endemic mycoses). The most common group of mycoses are superficial mycoses of the skin and nails. The causative agents of these infections can be passed both from person to person, and as a result of the spread of pathogens to the skin from the environment. Moreover, the disease does not develop in all cases, since the susceptibility to fungal infections may vary from person to person.