Mycosis is a fungal disease that attacks the tissues. It can be divided into three types: Superficial, Subcutaneous and Systemic. This condition also prevalent in animals. Variety of ecological and biological factors can lead to the development of these fungal infections. Cutaneous mycoses are superficial infections in which living tissues are not attacked. Systemic infections invades the internal organs of the body. Some of the common symptoms are itching, burning and staining of some areas of the skin. Diagnosis can be done by examining affected parts of the skin using fluorescent light. Local preparations in the form of creams and sprays can be used to treat infected area of the skin. Systemic infections need to be treated in the form of tablets.
HOW IS MYCOSES DIAGNOSED?
Systemic infection may be severe and lethal for those with weak immune systems.