Snake Fungal Disease

Ophidiomycosis in snakes. A. Typical facies of disease on head of snake. B. Histological section of underneath the β-layer of the epidermis showing an accumulation of hypereosinophilic necrotic debris; the remaining epidermis is extensively ulcerated; heterophils and macrophages infiltrate the underlying dermis.

Snake head and pink fungus under microscope

A. courtesy of Matthew Allender / B. public domain