The Fungal Infection Trust is a charity based in the UK and is the successor to the Fungal Research Trust, which was founded in 1991.

The charity's aims are:

  • to promote education about fungal diseases for example those caused by Candida and Aspergillus infections, and also fungal allergy and fungal asthma
  • to support scientific research into these fungi and the illnesses associated with them
  • to improve the diagnosis and treatment of fungal illnesses
  • to support the training of scientists and healthcare professionals working in this specialised medical area (mycology).

The FIT set up and supports The Aspergillus Website and Aspergillus Website for Patients, a resource which provides educational information and support for patients, doctors and scientists who deal with Aspergillus infections. Aspergillus infections can be fatal in people undergoing treatments for cancer, after transplant, and those whose immune system is suppressed for whatever reason, including steroid treatments. Aspergillus can also cause long term destructive lung and sinus diseases. FIT also provides detailed information for the professional on the diagnosis and treatment of every other serious fungal infection using it’s LIFE-Worldwide website.

See below for more information on the websites we support