Hanyang Med Rev.  2006 Nov;26(4):15-24.

Subcutaneous Mycoses in Korea

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Korea. mksuhmd@hanmail.net

Abstract

The subcutaneous mycoses are infections caused by fungi that have been introduced directly into the dermis or subcutaneous tissue from puncture wounds, abrasions, or other trauma. The skin lesion of subcutaneous mycosis is a verrucous plaque or abscess that forms at the site of probable trauma in an exposed area of the body. The most commom subcutaneous mycosis in Korea is sporotrichosis. In recent years the dematiaceous fungi, characterized by having melanin in their cell walls, have become significant due to increasing cause of subcutaneous mycoses in Korea. The subcutaneous mycoses caused by demataceous fungi contain chromoblastomycosis, phaeohyphomycosis, and eumycotic mycetoma.

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Subcutaneous mycoses; Korea
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