Mycologic disorders of the skin.

  title={Mycologic disorders of the skin.},
  author={Catherine A. Outerbridge},
  journal={Clinical techniques in small animal practice},
  volume={21 3},
Cutaneous tissue can become infected when fungal organisms contaminate or colonize the epidermal surface or hair follicles. The skin can be a portal of entry for fungal infection when the epithelial barrier is breached or it can be a site for disseminated, systemic fungal disease. The two most common cutaneous fungal infections in small animals are dermatophytosis and Malassezia dermatitis. Dermatophytosis is a superficial cutaneous infection with one or more of the fungal species in the… CONTINUE READING


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