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Indian Dermatol Online J. 2013 Oct;4(4):302-4. doi: 10.4103/2229-5178.120649.

A rare case of onychomycosis in all 10 fingers of an immunocompetent patient.

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1
Department of Microbiology, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, India.
2
Department of Dermatology, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, India.

Abstract

Onychomycosis, traditionally referred as a non-dermatophytic infection of the nail, is now used as a general term to denote any fungal nail infection. It is an important public health problem due to its increasing incidence and has significant clinical consequences in addition to serving as a reservoir of infection. We report a case of Onychomycosis in all 10 fingers of an immunocompetent male with no co-morbid conditions caused by a non-dermatophytic fungus, Aspergillus niger. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of its kind to be reported.

KEYWORDS:

Aspergillus niger; onychomycosis; superficial infections

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