Fungal infection in Latin American countries.

  title={Fungal infection in Latin American countries.},
  author={Antonio R{\'i}os-Fabra and Alma Rosa Moreno and Raul E. Isturiz},
  journal={Infectious disease clinics of North America},
  volume={8 1},
Fungal infections remain a frequent health problem in Latin American countries. Although these diseases exhibit an extraordinary heterogeneity, they have certain features in common. Most patients belong to low socioeconomic groups and live in rural areas. This article presents a general view of the most prevalent subcutaneous mycoses, with emphasis on epidemiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis, and treatment options in the developing countries of Latin America.