A skin fungus found in a Georgia woman’s home is causing her skin to itch, but it is not affecting her health, a Georgia doctor said Friday.
Sammy Sosa, 57, said she’s had the skin fungus for two years and has a mild case of psoriasis.
She said she hasn’t had any of the rash symptoms associated with psorias.
Sosa said her skin feels fine after the rash subsides.
She is being treated with antibiotics and her doctor said it’s possible the fungus is causing other symptoms in her skin, including eczema and psorabies.
The doctor said the fungus, called melanoma psorocystis, can cause symptoms ranging from mild to severe.
The condition is caused by a type of fungus called melanocortin-2, which is found in the skin.
It is very rare, but Sosa’s skin has not tested positive for it.
The Georgia Department of Health and Human Services said Friday that no patients have been identified as a result of the skin condition.