62. Superficial Fungal Infections

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP3,4,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD5,6 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD7,8
  1. Peter P. M. Mayser1 and
  2. Yvonne Gräser PhD2

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch62

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Mayser, P. P. M. and Gräser, Y. (2011) Superficial Fungal Infections, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch62

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 4

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 5

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 6

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 7

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 8

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Clinic of Dermatology, Allergology and Venerology, Justus Liebig University (UKGM), Giessen, Germany

  2. 2

    The National Reference Laboratory for Dermatophytes, Universitätsmedizin – Charité, Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384



  • superficial fungal infections - and diagnostic clinical features;
  • superficial fungal infections - temperate and tropical climates, all age groups;
  • dermatophytoses, infections - by specialized group of fungi, dermatophytes;
  • dermatophytes, three genera - Microsporum, Trichophyton and Epidermophyton;
  • principal superficial infections - and causative agents;
  • new and old species concept - within dermatophytes;
  • Trichophyton tonsurans, endemic in Mexico, Puerto Rico - and other Latin American countries;
  • Tinea corporis, for infections - of trunk and limbs;
  • Tinea unguium, rare condition in children - responding to oral terbinafine;
  • Candidosis (candidiasis) - superficial candidosis, mucous membrane infection


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Dermatophytoses

  • Candidosis (candidiasis)

  • Malassezia-associated diseases

  • Less common superficial fungal infections

  • References