Mycoses are infections due to fungi, i.e. eukaryotic and multicellular microorganisms that belong to the vegetable kingdom. There are different types of mycetes (namely, microscopic fungi), such as dermatophytes, yeasts, moulds, etc. They may be found on nails, skin, hair and on the genital areas.
Superficial fungal infections are a group of diseases of the skin and/or its adnexa that is common among the general population. In particular, the most frequent infections are tinea and nail disease. Tinea can affect any area of the skin (tinea corporis , tinea pedis or athlete's foot, tinea cruris), and of the hairy parts of the body (tinea capitis, tinea barbae) and is due to the dermatophytes of the genera Trichophyton spp, Epidermophyton spp, Microsporum spp.
Onychomycosis are nail infections due to fungi (dermatophytes or non-dermatophytic moulds) responsible of about 50% of nail diseases affecting both hand and foot nails. Today in Europe, due to migration movements and climate change, the incidence of the different aetiological agents for mycosis is changing and subcutaneous and deep mycoses, typical of hot tropical climate, are observed.
The following services are provided:
• Skin samples (squamae, adnexa);
• Direct microscopic exam;
• Culture test;
• Wood's light exam.
Service referral person
Dr Roberta Calcaterra
From Monday to Friday from 08.30 am to 12.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday in the afternoon from 02.30 pm to 05.00 pm