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Clinical classification


A. Superficial mycoses

  1. Infection of skin, hair, nails
    e.g.: dermatophytosis, pityriasis versicolor, tinea nigra, black piedra, white piedra 

B. Subcutaneous mycoses

  1. Infection of skin, subcutaneous tissue and bones
  2. Inoculation of saprophytic fungi
    e.g.: mycetoma, chromoblastomycosis, sporotrichosis, rhinosporidiosis 

C. Systemic mycoses

  1. Inhalation of aiorne spores
    e.g.: blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis & paracoccidioidomycosis 

D. Opportunistic mycoses

  1. Produced by opportunistic pathogens
    e.g.: aspergillosis, penicilliosis, zygomycosis, candidiasis, cryptococcosis 

E. Miscellaneous mycoses

  1. Otomycosis, keratomycosis

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