Fungi were not detected and isolated in 33.3% study subjects suspected of having superficial mycosis
indicating that differentiation of dermatophytosis from other related superficial infections by clinical means only is not reliable.
glabrata) 35234 Candida glabrata II hemoculture 35202 Candida glabrata III hemoculture 36293 Candida krusei I laryngeal prothesis Candida krusei II urineculture 38495 Candida parapsilosis I hemoculture 35416 Candida parapsilosis II hemoculture 15760 Candida tropicalis hemoculture 16819 Cryptococcus neoformans CSF (HIV patient) 20772 Aspergillus fumigatus nasal polyps (fungal sinusitis) Aspergillus flavus nasal swab (in leukemic patient) Superficial mycosis
Trychophyton rubrum Tinea pedis (male patient) Trychophyton toe nail mentagrophytes Epidermophyton foccosum Tinea pedis (a year evolution in HIV patient) Microorganism Inhibition Diameter (mm) I.A.
Factors responsible for this transition include warm, humid environment, heredity, Cushing's disease, immunosuppression, and a malnourished state.2 Common presentation of this superficial mycosis
is scaly hypo- or hyperpigmented macules at the sites of predilection, often with perifollicular lesions.
[1,2] Trichophyton, Microsporum, Epidermophyton are three genera of dermatophytes implicated in superficial mycosis
.  Based on habitat (Source of the keratin used), they are classified as Geophilic (Organism originates from soil), Anthropophilic (organism originates from humans), Zoophilic (Organism originates from animals).
Prevalence and clinical aspects of superficial mycosis
in hospitalized diabetic patients in Tunisia.