Chapter 40. Deep Fungal Infections

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Roderick J. Hay MD Dean Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch40

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Hay, R. J. (2008) Deep Fungal Infections, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch40

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queens University, Belfast, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • deep fungal infections or mycoses - subcutaneous mycoses;
  • mycetoma - uncommon infection;
  • sporotrichosis - subcutaneous and systemic infection;
  • sporotrichosis and potassium iodide saturated solution;
  • chromoblastomycosis;
  • endemic mycoses;
  • Mycosis Study Group (USA) and European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC);
  • primary cutaneous cryptococcosis;
  • oral antifungal therapy with fluconazole or itraconazole


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Mycetoma

  • Sporotrichosis

  • Chromoblastomycosis

  • The endemic mycoses

  • References