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Onychomycosis by Scytalidium dimidiatum in green tea leaf pluckers: report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17641983     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two cases of onychomycosis in green tea leaf pluckers caused by Scytalidium dimidiatum, a dematiaceous non-dermatophytic mold has been described. Onychomycosis caused by Scytalidium dimidiatum is clinically indistinguishable from that caused by dermatophytes and responds poorly to antifungals. The clinical presentations in the cases were of distal subungual type with associated melanonychia involving thumbnails. These cases have unique importance, because besides disfigurement, this has adversely affected the livelihood of the patient and poor response to antifungal dissuaded them from treatment compliance. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of onychomycosis caused by Scytalidium dimidiatum in green tea leaf pluckers.
Authors:
Purnima Barua; S Barua; B Borkakoty; J Mahanta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-07-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycopathologia     Volume:  164     ISSN:  0301-486X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycopathologia     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-12     Completed Date:  2007-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505689     Medline TA:  Mycopathologia     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Regional Medical Research Centre for Northeast, Indian Council of Medical Research, Dibrugarh, Assam, India. jmahanta@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Agricultural Workers' Diseases / microbiology*
Female
Hand Dermatoses / microbiology*,  pathology
Humans
Mitosporic Fungi / isolation & purification*
Onychomycosis / microbiology*,  pathology
Plant Leaves
Tea
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tea

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