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Is there a diagnostic test for fungal infections of the skin?

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Dr. David Voron
Dermatology
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In brief: See below

Yes. Skin scrapings can be treated with potassium hydroxide and examined under the microscope.
In addition, skin scrapings can be implanted on sabouraud's medium. If a fungus is present, it will grow in the medium and produce a characteristic appearance.

In brief: See below

Yes. Skin scrapings can be treated with potassium hydroxide and examined under the microscope.
In addition, skin scrapings can be implanted on sabouraud's medium. If a fungus is present, it will grow in the medium and produce a characteristic appearance.
Dr. David Voron
Dr. David Voron
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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

A fungal culture can be taken, as well as a skin scrapping that is stained with KOH in the office.

In brief: Yes

A fungal culture can be taken, as well as a skin scrapping that is stained with KOH in the office.
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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