This chapter discusses the fungal diseases (or mycoses) of humans. Topics covered include benign infections of the skin, hair, and nails caused by fungi called dermatophytes; Madurella mycetomatis, the fungus that causes mycetoma of the foot; a yeast called Cryptococcus neoformans that causes meningitis in about 10% of AIDS patients; melanized fungi; and one group of zygomycete fungi, the Mucorales, which cause a family of infections, termed the mucormycoses.
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