Lancet 2004 Sep 25-Oct 1;364(9440):1173-82
Dermatology, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103-2714, USA.
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Clin Dermatol 2010 Mar;28(2):140-5
Dermatology Service and Mycology Department, General Hospital of Mexico DO, Dr. Balmis 148, Colonia Doctores México DF, 06720, Mexico.
Superficial mycoses are fungal infections limited to the stratum corneum and its adnexal structures. The most frequent types are dermatophytoses or tineas. Tinea versicolor involves the skin in the form of hypochromic or hyperchromic plaques, and tinea nigra affects the skin of the palms with dark plaques. Read More
An Bras Dermatol 2017 May-Jun;92(3):413-416
Dermatology Clinic, Hospital da Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo - São Paulo (SP) Brazil.
Superficial mycoses are fungal infections restricted to the stratum corneum and to the hair shafts, with no penetration in the epidermis; they are: white piedra, black piedra, tinea versicolor, and tinea nigra. This study presents images of mycological tests performed in the laboratory, as well as exams performed at the authors office, in order to improve the dermatologist's knowledge about the diagnosis of these dermatoses, which are common in many countries. Read More
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2002 Jan;16(1):19-33
Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Science Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Unlabelled: Pityriasis versicolor is a common superficial fungal infection of the skin. It is caused by Malassezia spp., which are normal human saprophytes. Read More
Dermatol Clin 2003 Jul;21(3):395-400, v
Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Science Center (Sunnybrook Site), University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada.
Tinea infections are among the most common dermatologic conditions throughout the world. To avoid a misdiagnosis, identification of dermatophyte infections requires both a fungal culture on Sabouraud's agar media, and a light microscopic mycologic examination from skin scrapings. Topical antifungals may be sufficient for treatment of tinea corporis and cruris and tinea nigra, and the shaving of hair infected by piedra may also be beneficial. Read More