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Superficial

Mycoses
Superficial Mycoses

Main Causing Agents Disease


Pityrosporum orbiculare Pitriasis versicolor
Malassezia furfur

Trichosporon beigelii or cutaneum White Piedra

Piedraia hortae Black Piedra

Exophiala (Phaeloannelomyces) werneckii Tinea nigra


Dermatophytes &
Dermatophytosis
Main Dermatophytes

Trichophyton (22 species) Hair, Nail, Skin


Microsporum (18 species) Hair, , Skin
Epidermophyton (2 species) , Nail, Skin
Anthropophilic - Humans to Humans
Zoophilic - Animals to Humans
Geophilic - Soil to Animals and Humans
Ringworm = Tinea
Dermatophytosis

Tinea Corporis
)Tinea Ungium )onychomycosis
)Tinea Pedis )Athlete’s foot
)Tinea Cruris )inguinalis
Tinea Manum
Tinea Facie
Tinea Barbae
Tinea Capitis
Tinea is transmitted via the feet by
desquamated skin scales in
substrates like carpet and matting . Tinea of the nails caused
by T. rubrum
Sub-mammary tinea corporis
caused by E. floccosum

Tinea of the beard "Tinea barbae"


caused by T. rubrum
Definition and Nomenclature
Mycoses - Infection with Fungi.
Onychomycoses - Fungal infection of the nails
Dermatomycosis - Fungal infection of the skin
Systemic mycosis - Fungal infection involving
internal organs
Keratomycosis - Fungal infection of the cornea
Ringworm - Dermatophytosis or Tinea
Candidosis (Candidiasis) - Infection with Candida
Cryptococcosis - Infection with Cryptococcus.
Trichosporosis - Infection with Trichosporon
Pitryasis versicolor - Tinea – Infection with Malasezia furfur
Chromomycosis - (Chromoblastomycosis) – Infection
with Phialophora or Chladosporium
North American - Infection with Blastomyces dermatidis
Blastomycosis
Coccidioidomycosis - Infection with Coccidioides immitis
(valley fever)
Paracoccidioidomycosis (South American Blastomycosis) -
Infection with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis
Histoplasmosis - Infection with Histoplasma capsulatum
Geotrichosis - Infection with Geotrichum
Aspergillosis - Infection with Aspergillus
Mucormycosis - Infection with Mucor