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Skin, nail and hair fungal infections are common all over the world. The commonest infections are:

>>  Athlete’s foot and tinea pedis 

>>  Fungal nail infections (onychomycosis)

>>  Ringworm or tinea corporis

>>  Tinea (pityriasis) versicolor

>>  Seborrheic dermatitis

>>  Tinea cruris (Jock itch)

Rare or uncommon cutaneous infections include:

>> Sporotrichosis

>> Chromoblastomycosis

>> Mycetoma (Madura foot)

>> Conidiobolus infections

In non-immunocompromised individuals, cutaneous manifestations of systemic infection include: 

>>  Coccidioidomycosis 

>>  Blastomycosis

In immunocompromised patients, including those with HIV infection, cutaneous manifestations of systemic infection are relatively common especially: 

>>  Cryptococcal meningitis

>>  Histoplasmosis - dissminated

>> Histoplasmosis - acute pulmonary

>> Histoplasmosis - chronic cavitary pulmonary

>>  Penicillium marneffei infection

>>  Candidaemia

>>  Invasive aspergillosis

>>  Several other rarer disseminated infections including Fusarium, Acremonium, Pneumocystis, Scedosporium proficans infection. 

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