Special Issue "Cutaneous Fungal Diseases"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015).
As is true of bacteria, fungi are omnipresent in the environment as well as resident on the skin surface. Fungal organisms can be commensal and harmless cutaneous residents. However, they may also cause considerable morbidity and even mortality when they become pathogens of the skin, hair and nails.
This special issue of Journal of Fungi will examine the relationship between fungi and the largest body organ, the skin surface. We will review the contribution fungi make to the normal human cutaneous microbiome. By contrast, we will also review the role “normal” fungal commensals may play in human disease states. The role of human immunosuppression and immunocompromised in predisposing to fungal disease will be discussed in order to demonstrate the interplay between homeostatic factors and disease states.
We will explore some of the new diagnostic and treatment methods for chronic and recurring fungal infections, such as onychomycosis and pityriasis versicolor, as well as the clinical use of newer, potent antifungal agents for the management of life-threatening fungal diseases. Pediatric fungal diseases, such as tinea capitis, will be reviewed in depth. Zoonotic fungal disease, especially that acquired from exotic pets, will also be explored.
The skin, hair and nails are in a particularly fragile and vulnerable position with regards to fungi. The delicate balance between health and disease due to fungi, be they dermatophytes, saprophytes or yeast, will be amply displayed in this special issue of Journal of Fungi. The editors hope you will enjoy this in-depth look at cutaneous fungi in both health and disease.
Prof. Dr. Theodore Rosen
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Fungi is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- cutaneous fungi
- endemic mycoses
- normal human cutaneous fungal microbiome
- pityriasis versicolor
- zoonotic fungal disease
- antifungal systemic agents
- antifungal topical agents
- management of fungal diseases
- diagnosis of fungal disease
- laser and light devices and fungal disease
- tinea capitis
- pediatric fungal diseases of the skin
- deep fungal infection