Subcutaneous fungal infections

Ricardo M La Hoz, John W. Baddley

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Subcutaneous mycoses are common in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. These infections have multiple features in common, including similar epidemiology, mode of transmission, indolent chronic presentation with low potential for dissemination in immunocompetent hosts, and pyogranulomatous lesions on histopathology. Herein, we provide up-to-date epidemiologic, clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic data for three important subcutaneous mycoses: chromoblastomycosis, mycetoma, and sporotrichosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)530-539
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Infectious Disease Reports
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2012



  • Chromoblastomycosis Fonsecaea pedrosoi
  • Cladophialophora
  • Cladophialophora carrionii
  • Eumycetoma
  • Fonsecaea
  • Leptosphaeria senegalensis
  • Madurella grisea
  • Madurella mycetomatis
  • Nodular lymphangitis
  • Phialophora
  • Pseudallescheria boydii
  • Scedosporium apiospermum
  • Sporothrix schenckii species complex
  • Sporotrichosis
  • Subcutaneous mycoses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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