Medical professionals in the US say male candidiasis is a serious and sometimes life-threatening condition.
A study published in the American Journal of Infectious Diseases found that more than 5% of men diagnosed with the disease have symptoms similar to those seen in women with the condition.
The disease affects men, who are between 40 and 70 years old, and is caused by a bacterium called Candida.
Symptoms include fatigue, a fever, diarrhea, a sore throat and chest pain.
Some symptoms are usually mild, but in a few cases, severe symptoms are seen.
If untreated, men can have liver and kidney damage, severe depression and other serious health problems.
Men diagnosed with meningococcal disease have a higher risk of developing kidney failure.
In recent years, doctors and medical groups have begun recommending antibiotics to treat the disease, although they do not always work.
“This is not a disease that you should ignore,” said Dr. Richard Nitschke, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Doctors say the bacteria is transmitted to men by sharing contaminated toilet tissue or other materials with someone else.
Many men with meningoencephalitis have symptoms that mimic those of meningitis, but men with the flu can also get the illness, Dr. Nitschk says.
While men can recover, they may need to wait a few weeks or months for their immune system to return.
For many men with male candiditis, the symptoms can become worse.
It can be life-changing if the infection gets into the bloodstream, and for some, it can cause serious complications including pneumonia, heart disease, kidney failure and brain damage.
Dr. Nitzchke says the number of men with MRSA infections in the United States has more than tripled in the past 20 years.
MRSA, which has no immune function, can be transmitted through sex, sharing contaminated or expired toilet tissue, touching a contaminated surface or other surfaces and other infections.
MMS, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is another common cause of men’s meningomyelitis.
There is no vaccine, treatment or cure for meningopneumonia, and MRSA is not considered a major threat in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Symptoms can include fever, cough, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, joint pain, a rash and muscle aches.
Women are more likely to have meningocytic meningovirus, which is spread through sharing contaminated food or drinks.
When MRSA spreads, it enters the bloodstream through the mouth, nose or skin.
Once in the body, the bacteria can be passed on to a pregnant woman, who can pass it on to her fetus, or can transmit the infection to an infant.
Experts say men with a medical condition or who have a history of being infected should see a doctor.
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