Reference : Clinicopathologic presentations of dermatomycoses in cancer patients.
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Dermatology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/2529
Clinicopathologic presentations of dermatomycoses in cancer patients.
English
Quatresooz, Pascale mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatopathologie >]
Pierard, Claudine [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatopathologie >]
Arrese Estrada, Jorge [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatopathologie >]
Pierard, Gérald mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatopathologie >]
2008
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology
Blackwell Publishing
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0926-9959
1468-3083
Oxford
United Kingdom
[en] Many of the skin fungal infections in cancer patients may look similar to those infections in non-cancer patients. However, in some cases, they become more extensive and even life threatening. Prolonged and severe neutropenia is the main risk factor for the dramatic issue of fungal infections. The dermatomycoses in cancer patients can be classified in four broad groups: primary superficial dermatophytoses, primary superficial yeast infections, opportunistic mold infections with distinct potential for dissemination and secondary cutaneous manifestations of fungaemia. Occasionally, more than one fungus are found inside a given skin lesion. A special condition is represented by the mycotic colonization of mucosal squamous cell carcinomas. Angio-invasion by fungi accounts for the frequency of disseminated infections prevailing in immunocompromised cancer patients. In case of skin involvement, the dermatologist may assist by recognizing subtle semiological signs and performing biopsies for swift histological examination, molecular biology and/or culture.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/2529
10.1111/j.1468-3083.2008.02774.x

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