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Laboratory Techniques Used in the Diagnosis of Mycosis

Laboratory Techniques Used in the  Diagnosis of Mycosis

Laboratory Techniques Used in the Diagnosis of Mycosis

  • Editor: Dr. Chih-Hung Lee
  • ISBN: 978-1-63278-046-1
  • DOI: 10.4172/978-1-63278-046-1-047
  • No of Pages: 24
  • Publisher: OMICS International
  • Published On: January 2015 , Mon 05
  • Chapter 1      
    Laboratory Techniques Used in the Diagnosis of Mycosis
    Authors: Ying-Yi Lu, Chien-Hui Hong, Chih-Hung Lee

    To date, the prompt diagnosis of fungal infections remains a challenge, particularly in the immune compromised hosts.

  • Dr. Chih-Hung Lee

    Department of Dermatology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan

    Dr. Chih-Hung Lee, a physician-scientist, has devoted to the dermatology and dermatological science for many years. He is currently Chair in Department of Dermatology of Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and is also Associate Professor in Chang Gung University College of Medicine. He was a Visiting Scientist in NCI/NIH, studying targeting chemokine receptors in treatment of metastatic melanoma. His study focuses on immunoregulations in the pathophysiology of cutaneous and systemic diseases. His academic contributions include the pathophysiology of pruritus in atopic dermatitis, immunomodulations and energy homeostasis in chemical carcinogenesis, and immunological interactions in fibrotic skin diseases. Dr. Lee is a member of Taiwanese Dermatological Association (TDA), Taiwanese Society of Investigative Dermatology (TSID), and Society of Investigative Dermatology (SID). He is currently the Executive Director of TSID, and the National Coordinator of Taiwan for Psoriasis International Network.

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