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November 1971

Human Infection With Fungi, Actinomycetes and Algae

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Rochester, Minn

Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(5):573-574. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000230115027

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The editor and the other 27 able authors have written an extraordinarily fine contribution to the literature on human infection due to fungi, actinomycetes, and algae. In the first three chapters they introduce the discussions of specific diseases by discussing general consideration of these infections, mycology of the deep mycotic organisms, and ultrastructure of human pathogenic fungi. The next four chapters concern "The Great Endemic Mycoses" such as histoplasmosis, African histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycoses, and dermatophyte infections. Chapters discussing cryptococcosis, North American blastomycosis, paracoccidioidomycoses, Lobo's disease, mycetoma, sporotrichosis, rhinosporidiosis, subcutaneous phycomycosis, and rhino-entomophthoromycosis follow. Dematiaceous fungous infections are discussed in three chapters followed by chapters on candidosis, aspergillosis, and mucormycosis. The last five chapters on geotrichosis, miscellaneous uncommon diseases due to fungi and actinomycetes, actinomycosis, nocardiosis, and protothecosis complete the contents.

The discussions are accurate, in depth, and are exhaustively referenced. The figures are good to excellent quality and number 796, including

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