cutaneous mycosis

cutaneous mycosis

[kyü¦tān·ē·əs mī′kō·səs]
(medicine)
Any of a group of infections (collectively known as dermatophytoses, ringworms, or tineas) that are caused by keratinophilic fungi (dermatophytes). In general, the infections are limited to the nonliving keratinized layers of skin, hair, and nails, but a variety of pathologic changes can occur depending on the etiologic agent, site of infection, and immune status of the host.
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The main consideration in the differential diagnosis is a deep, cutaneous mycosis, and common pathogens include Coccidioides immitis, Blastomyces dermatitidis, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, and Cryptococcus neoformans (Table).
In late spring 2008, a forestry worker at a natural park west of Milano in the Po River Valley was treated for cutaneous mycosis on the basis of an erythematous rash on an arm.
This fungus has been associated with fatal mycosis in reptiles (6,7) and cutaneous mycosis in chameleons originating from Africa (2).

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