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.
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- Infectious Diseases