63. Deep Mycoses and Opportunistic 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. Adrián-Martín Pierini MD, PhD1,2,
  2. María Marta Bujan MD2 and
  3. Agustina Lanoël MD2

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch63

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

Pierini, A.-M., Bujan, M. M. and Lanoël, A. (2011) Deep Mycoses and Opportunistic 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.ch63

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

    Department of Dermatology, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  2. 2

    Department of Dermatology, Professor Juan P. Garrahan Hospital for Pediatrics, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384



  • deep mycoses - and opportunistic infections;
  • deep mycoses, uncommon fungal infections - skin and other organs;
  • human-to-human transmission - severity of infection, exposure to organism;
  • mycoses, due to cryptococci - Cryptococcosis, invasive fungal infection;
  • Trichosporosis, and Trichosporon spp. - and white piedra;
  • mycetoma (Madura foot or maduromycosis) - granulomatous infection of skin;
  • Chromomycosis (chromoblastomycosis) - filamentous dimorphic fungi;
  • Coccidioidomycosis, or San Joaquin Valley fever - mycotic disease, Coccidioides immitis;
  • African histoplasmosis, skin infection - lymphatics and bone, H. capsulatum var. duboisii;
  • fusariosis, opportunistic infection - fungi of Fusarium spp. and immunocompromised patients


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Mycoses due to cryptococci

  • Mycoses due to dematiaceous fungi

  • Mycoses due to dimorphic fungi

  • Other hyphomycoses

  • Phycomycosis/zygomycosis

  • Lobomycosis

  • Dermatophytic disease

  • Diseases due to actinomycetales

  • Nocardiosis

  • References