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.
- Tinea imbricata: a rare superficial mycosis
- Indwelling catheters and immune disorders are risk factors for systemic Malassezia infection
Skin lesions can also occasionally arise as a manifestation of a systemic infection, particularly in immunocompromised patients.
|Immunocompetent||Immunocompromised (e.g. HIV/AIDS)|
Histoplasmosis (acute pulmonary)
Histoplasmosis (chronic cavitary pulmonary)
Rarely: Fusarium, Acremonium, Pneumocystis,