Dermatology

Fungal lesions visible on the skin may be due to a local cutaneous infection, caused by one of the dermatophyte fungi. Dermoscopy can be used to evaluate lesions.

CommonRare
Fungal nail infections (onychomycosis)
Tinea pedis (athlete’s foot)
Tinea corporis (ringworm)
Tinea versicolor (pityriasis)
Tinea cruris (jock itch)
Seborrhoeic dermatitis
Sporotrichosis
Chromoblastomycosis
Mycetoma (Madura foot)
Conidiobolus infections

Skin lesions can also occasionally arise as a manifestation of a systemic infection, particularly in immunocompromised patients.

ImmunocompetentImmunocompromised (e.g. HIV/AIDS)
Coccidioidomycosis
Blastomycosis






Cryptococcal meningitis
Histoplasmosis (dissminated)
Histoplasmosis (acute pulmonary)
Histoplasmosis (chronic cavitary pulmonary)
Penicillium marneffei
Candidaemia
Invasive aspergillosis
Rarely: Fusarium, Acremonium, Pneumocystis,
Scedosporium proficans
Scroll to top