Nail infection by Aspergillus ochraceopetaliformis

J. Brasch, J. Varga, J. M. Jensen, F. Egberts, K. Tintelnot

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Abstract

Aspergillus ochraceopetaliformis is a rare fungal species that has not yet been identified as a proven human pathogen. Here we report a case of a toenail infection in a healthy woman caused by this fungus. Species identification was performed by scrutinizing the phenotypic and genetic characteristics of distinct isolates obtained at different times during the course of the infection. Treatment with terbinafine plus ciclopiroxolamine was effective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)658-662
Number of pages5
JournalMedical mycology
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 4 2009

Keywords

  • Antimycotics
  • Aspergillus ochraceopetaliformis
  • Genotype
  • Onychomycosis
  • Phenotype
  • Toxins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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    Brasch, J., Varga, J., Jensen, J. M., Egberts, F., & Tintelnot, K. (2009). Nail infection by Aspergillus ochraceopetaliformis. Medical mycology, 47(6), 658-662. https://doi.org/10.1080/13693780902803032