22. Dermatomycoses

  1. Errol Reiss1,
  2. H. Jean Shadomy2 and
  3. G. Marshall Lyon III3

Published Online: 7 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118101773.ch22

Fundamental Medical Mycology

Fundamental Medical Mycology

How to Cite

Reiss, E., Shadomy, H. J. and Lyon, G. M. (2011) Dermatomycoses, in Fundamental Medical Mycology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118101773.ch22

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470177914

Online ISBN: 9781118101773



  • dermatomycoses, nondermatophytic fungi;
  • black piedra mold;
  • superficial mycoses


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Major Nondermatophytic Fungi from Skin and Nails

  • Superficial Mycosis of the Hair Caused by a Nondermatophyte Mold: Black Piedra

  • Introduction/Disease Definition

  • Diagnosis

  • Etiologic Agents

  • Geographic Distribution/Ecologic Niche/Epidemiology

  • Risk Groups/Transmission

  • Determinants of Pathogenicity

  • Clinical Forms

  • Veterinary Forms

  • Therapy

  • Laboratory Detection, Recovery, and Identification of Piedraia hortae

  • Superficial Mycoses Caused by Yeasts and Yeast-like Fungi

  • Candida albicans Onychia and Paronychia

  • White Piedra

  • Tinea Nigra (Tinea Nigra Palmaris)

  • Pityriasis Versicolor and Other Superficial and Deep Mycoses Caused by Lipophilic Yeasts: Malassezia Species

  • Chrysosporium and Other Nonpathogenic or Opportunistic Fungi Isolated from Skin and Resembling Dermatophytes in Culture

  • E Selected References for

  • F Dermatomycoses

  • G Website Cited

  • H Questions