Fungal infections of the skin

Fungal infections of the skin are widely distributed and can occur at any part of the body. Fungal infections of the skin involve persons of all age groups and of both sexes. Depending on which part of the skin is involved are classified into Superficial. Subcutaneous and deep infections. Fungal infections are more common in persons with poor personal hygiene and HIV positive patients.

Superficial mycoses

These are primarily caused by dermatophytes (Trichophyton, epidermophyton and microsporum) which are primarily found in the skin and transmitted from person to person. Besides humans, source may be from animals an