These are superficial cosmetic fungal infections of the skin or hair shaft. No living tissue is invaded and there is no cellular response from the host. Essentially no pathological changes are elicited. These infections are often so innocuous that patients are often unaware of their condition.
including Dandruff and
(a lipophilic yeast)
|Tinea nigra||Hortaea werneckii||Rare|
|White piedra||Trichosporon beigelii||Common|
|Black piedra||Piedraia hortae||Rare|