The ISHAM Mycoses Nomenclature Committee has considered the present status of fungal disease names. It suggests that the traditional approach to mycoses nomenclature in which the name of a causative taxon is suffixed with '-asis', '-iasis', '-osis' or '-mycosis' leads to names that are frequently unstable with respect to subsequent taxonomic and clinico-epidemiological changes. It is therefore recommended that individual mycoses should be named as often as possible in the form 'pathology A due to/caused by fungus X' or '[adjectival] fungus X pathology A' in preference to construction of names based solely on fungal taxa. A list of recommended mycosis names retained for their long tradition or intrinsic convenience is provided, together with a combined index and list of rejected names.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Medical and Veterinary Mycology|
|State||Published - 1992|
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