Non-dermatophyte mold onychomycosis in Sri Lanka.

Dermatophytic and non-dermatophytic onychomycosis (NDM) was indistinguishable clinically in our case series. Making a clinical diagnosis of onychomycosis without mycology is the routine practice in Sri Lanka. The prevalence of NDM (45.8%) was very high in our patient population, followed by yeasts (34.1%); dermatophyte infection made up only 20%. Therefore, the treatment of onychomycosis with griseofulvin seems futile. Close contact with soil, the habit of walking barefoot, frequent emersion of hands in water, and a hot, humid climate partly explain the variation in causative pathogens in this case series.
AuthorsRanthilaka R Ranawaka, Nelun de Silva, Ramya W Ragunathan
JournalDermatology online journal (Dermatol Online J) Vol. 18 Issue 1 Pg. 7 (Jan 2012) ISSN: 1087-2108 [Electronic] United States
PMID22301044 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aspergillus niger (isolation & purification)
  • Candida (isolation & purification)
  • Child
  • Cladosporium (isolation & purification)
  • Female
  • Foot Dermatoses (diagnosis, microbiology)
  • Fusarium (isolation & purification)
  • Hand Dermatoses (diagnosis, microbiology)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Onychomycosis (diagnosis, microbiology)
  • Penicillium (isolation & purification)
  • Sri Lanka
  • Young Adult

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