Last updated: Wednesday, 01, December, 2010
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
Testing rarely indicated; fungal microscopy and culture (Malassezia furfur) of skin scrapings in doubtful cases.
Fungal microscopy and culture of skin scrapings, hair, nail clippings as appropriate. Skin biopsy only occasionally indicated
Blood, CSF, urine, sputum, tissue biopsy or body fluid - fungal microscopy and culture
Cryptococcal antigen (serum and CSF) if indicated.
Predisposing factors include
If mucormycosis suspected: urgent lesion biopsy and sterile fluid, fungal microscopy and culture, consult pathologist.