Superficial Fungal Infections in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies: A Case-Control Study

Altay B. U., SARAÇOĞLU Z. N., Kiraz N., Aksu A. E. K.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.45, no.2, pp.18-21, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Background and Design: Dermatophytes, yeasts and some moulds settle on the skin and mucosal surfaces in immunocompetent individuals as commensals. Patients with diabetes mellitus, HIV-positive patients, organ transplant recipients and the patients with malignancies are predisposed to develop superficial fungal infections. We aimed to determine the prevalence, clinical and mycological features of superficial fungal infections in patients with hematologic malignancies in this case-control study.