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Privat-Doz. Dr. sc. nat. Philipp Bosshard, OAss, Laborleiter FAMH

In the Mycology lab of the Dermatology Clinic we examine all specimens from patients suspected of superficial mycoses (fungal infection of the skin, nails, hair, or mucosa). In addition to direct microscopy and culture, we also use modern molecular biology methods for identification. Our mycology lab is a reference laboratory for the dermatomycologic external quality assessment scheme of INSTAND e.V. (German Association for the Promotion of Quality Assurance in Medical Laboratories).
The following tests are availableDermatophytes (superficial mycosis) Fungi (yeasts, molds, dermatophytes) Yeasts (mucosa) Resistance testing for yeasts.

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Examination of samples mycology and sample Microsporum canis

Related Information / Further publications

Tinea capitis and tinea faciei in the Zurich area - an 8-year survey of trends in the epidemiology and treatment patterns.Kieliger S, Glatz M, Cozzio A, Bosshard PP.
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2014 Dec 10. doi: 10.1111/jdv.12908. [Epub ahead of print]

Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry using the Vitek MS system for rapid and accurate identification of dermatophytes on solid cultures.
De Respinis S, Monnin V, Girard V, Welker M, Arsac M, Cellière B, Durand G, Bosshard PP, Farina C, Passera M, Van Belkum A, Petrini O, Tonolla M.
J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Dec;52(12):4286-92. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02199-14. Epub 2014 Oct 8.

Identification of dermatophytes by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass Respinis S, Tonolla M, Pranghofer S, Petrini L, Petrini O, Bosshard PP.
Med Mycol. 2013 Jul;51(5):514-21. doi: 10.3109/13693786.2012.746476. Epub 2012 Dec 11.

Microsporum audouinii tinea capitis in a Swiss school: assessment and management of patients and asymptomatic carriers.Donghi D, Hauser V, Bosshard PP.
Med Mycol. 2011 Apr;49(3):324-8. doi: 10.3109/13693786.2010.522602. Epub 2010 Oct 11.

Incubation of fungal cultures: how long is long enough?
Bosshard PP.
Mycoses. 2011 Sep;54(5):e539-45. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2010.01977.x. Epub 2011 May 23.

Identification of moulds in the diagnostic laboratory--an algorithm implementing molecular and phenotypic methods.Ciardo DE, Schär G, Altwegg M, Böttger EC, Bosshard PP.
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2007 Sep;59(1):49-60. Epub 2007 Jul 26.

Internal transcribed spacer sequencing versus biochemical profiling for identification of medically important yeasts.Ciardo DE, Schär G, Böttger EC, Altwegg M, Bosshard PP.
J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Jan;44(1):77-84.

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