White piedra, black piedra, tinea versicolor, and tinea nigra: contribution to the diagnosis of superficial mycosis.

Authors:
John Verrinder Veasey
John Verrinder Veasey
Santa Casa Medical School
Brazil
Laura Hitomi Muramatu
Laura Hitomi Muramatu
Santa Casa Medical School
Brazil

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.

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January 2018
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