In-office diagnosis of cutaneous mycosis: a comparison of potassium hydroxide, Swartz-Lamkins, and chlorazol black E fungal stains.

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To the Editor: Cutaneous mycosis represents the most common type of skin infection1 and accounts for up to 17% of dermatology office visits.2 Wet-mount examination using direct microscopy is routinely used in the office to rapidly and cost-effectively detect fungal elements in dermatophytosis, pityriasis versicolor, and candidiasis. Three commonly used… (More)

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