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Onychomycosis caused by Fusarium solani and Fusarium oxysporum in São Paulo, Brazil.
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PMID:  15180157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
P Godoy; E Nunes; V Silva; J Tomimori-Yamashita; L Zaror; O Fischman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycopathologia     Volume:  157     ISSN:  0301-486X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycopathologia     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-07     Completed Date:  2004-07-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505689     Medline TA:  Mycopathologia     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Disciplina de Biologia Celular, (Micologia), EPM/UNIFESP, São Paulo, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Foot Dermatoses / microbiology
Fusarium / growth & development*,  isolation & purification
Middle Aged
Onychomycosis / microbiology*

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