Black Fungi: A Model for Understanding Tropical Mycosis

  • Michael R. McGinnis


Regardless of specific etiology, fungal infections can be clinically classified as either superficial, cutaneous and corneal, subcutaneous, systemic, or allergic. Such a classification scheme is based upon the fact that fungal infections are the result of dynamic host-pathogen interactions. These interactions can be monitored by observing and measuring clinical, pathological, and mycological changes. Each observation that is made represents a single instance in an evolving continuum of host-pathogen interactions and subsequent host-pathogen responses to each other.


Outer Cell Wall Dematiaceous Fungus Black Fungus Mycotic Keratitis Pseudoepitheliomatous Hyperplasia 
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  • Michael R. McGinnis
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  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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