Onychomycosis caused by Fusarium solani and Fusarium oxysporum in São Paulo, Brazil

Onychomycosis caused by Fusarium solani and Fusarium oxysporum in São Paulo, Brazil

Author Godoy, P. Google Scholar
Nunes, F. Google Scholar
Silva, V Google Scholar
Tomimori-Yamashita, J. Google Scholar
Zaror, L. Google Scholar
Fischman, O. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Chile
Univ Austral Chile
Abstract Fusarium species are common soil saprophytes and plant pathogens that have been frequently reported as etiologic agents of opportunistic infections in humans. We report eight cases of onychomycosis caused by Fusarium solani (4) and Fusarium oxysporum (4) in São Paulo, Brazil. These species were isolated from toenails in all cases. the infections were initially considered to be caused by dermatophytes. the clinical appearance of the affected toenails was leukonychia or distal subungual hyperkeratosis with yellowish brown coloration. the eight cases reported here suggest that Fusarium spp. should be taken into consideration in the differential diagnosis of tinea unguium.
Keywords Fusarium solani
Fusarium oxysporum
onychomycosis
Language English
Date 2004-04-01
Published in Mycopathologia. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publ, v. 157, n. 3, p. 287-290, 2004.
ISSN 0301-486X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publ
Extent 287-290
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:MYCO.0000024186.32367.d4
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000221619800008
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/27699

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