Pharmacology notes

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MYCOSISMycosis (plural: mycoses) is a condition in which fungi pass theresistance barriers of the human or animal body and establishinfections.ClassificationMycoses are classified according to the tissue levels initially colonized:1) Superficial mycoses;limited to the outermost layers of the skin and hair.Example is Tinea versicolor:Tinea versicolor is a fungus infection that commonly affects the skin ofyoung people, especially the chest, back, and upper arms and legs.Tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus that lives in the skin of someadults.It doesn't usually affect the face. This fungus produces spots that areeither lighter than the skin or a reddish-brown.Factors that can cause the fungus to become more visible include highhumidity, as well as immune or hormone abnormalities.Almost all people with this very common condition are healthy.Tinea VersicolorTinea Versicolor2) Cutaneous mycoses;Cutaneous mycoses extend deeper into the epidermis, as well as invasive hairand nail diseases.These diseases are restricted to the keratinized layers of the skin, hair, andnails.Unlike the superficial mycoses, host immune responses may be evoked,resulting in pathologic changes expressed in the deeper layers of the skin.The organisms that cause these diseases are called dermatophytes. Theresulting diseases are often called ringworm (even though there is no worminvolved) or tinea. Cutaneous

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