A significant part of the world's population is susceptible to fungal infections that cause subcutaneous and systemic mycoses, especially those living in tropical areas, young people who work in contact with nature or immunosuppressed. Research in these areas is scarce. Brazil emerges as one of the countries most affected by these diseases due to its geographic, economic and public health characteristics. We aimed to know the epidemiological and clinical aspects of the patients attended at the Base Hospital of the Medical School of São José do Rio Preto with sporotrichosis, cryptococcosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis and chromoblastomycosis. We sought to know more about the risk factors that predispose our population to these infections, the effectiveness of the clinical hypotheses, the cost-effectiveness of the diagnostic methods, the effectiveness of the treatments used, the clinical outcomes on a case-by-case basis, and open paths to specific research lines in this topic.
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