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Onychoprotothecosis: report of the first case in Brazil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16961512     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present report describes a case of onychoprotothecosis caused by Prototheca wickerhamii in a nonimmunocompromized female. Dermatological examination showed yellowish discoloration of the left and right forefinger nails, showing onicolysis and hyperkeratosis. The repeated isolation of the algae Prototheca (organisms morula-like) as well as the repeated culture in media, Sabouraud agar, confirmed the diagnosis. The patient was successfully treated with tioconazol 1% topic solution. The aim of this paper was to present a rare condition.
Clarisse Zaitz; Andrea Miranda Godoy; Valéria Maria de Sousa; Ligia Rangel B Ruiz; Andréa S Masada; Márcia Valéria Nobre; Ana Regina Alencar Santos; Ana Cristina Marques; Laura Hitomi Muramatu; Giovanna Letícia Hernandez Arrigada; Elisabeth Maria Heins-Vaccari; José Eduardo Costa Martins
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0011-9059     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-11     Completed Date:  2006-10-19     Revised Date:  2006-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1071-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Discipline of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Santa Casa Medical School, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Imidazoles / therapeutic use
Infection / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Middle Aged
Nail Diseases / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Prototheca / drug effects,  growth & development*,  isolation & purification
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Imidazoles; 65899-73-2/tioconazole

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