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April 1993

Cutaneous Fungal Infections

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Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1993;129(4):525. doi:10.1001/archderm.1993.01680250143030

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Mycology is a subject many practitioners seem to want to avoid. It always seems to be easier to treat empirically or send a culture off to the lab. If you trust the lab. Doing your own mycology tests takes time and interest while trying to remember all the mycology you learned for the boards and promptly forgot. If you want to get beyond the stage of remembering that you once knew some mycology, and do it as painlessly as possible, Dr Elewski's book is exactly the tool you need.

This is not an all-inclusive resource. It is more a survey of mycology, appropriate for dermatologists rather than microbiologists. It is replete with summary tables, such as which dermatophytes result in hair fluorescence under Wood's light or mycetoma agents listed by grain color. Colony morphology and tissue morphology of organisms are easy to find. In addition to photographs, some in color,

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