Proximal subungual onychomycosis caused by Fusarium falciforme successfully cured with posaconazole

A M S Al-Hatmi, A Bonifaz, L Calderón, I Curfs-Breuker, J F Meis, A D van Diepeningen, G S de Hoog

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    Abstract

    Proximal subungual onychomycosis (PSO) is a fungal infection on the inner layer of the nail plate which starts from the eponychium and nail matrix.(1) Onychomycosis can be caused by a variety of dermatophytes, yeasts and non-dermatophyte molds (NDMs) including species of Aspergillus, Acremonium, Scopulariopsis, Chaetomium, and Fusarium.(2) Fusarium and Acremonium species require special attention, because of their intrinsically low susceptibility to most common antifungal agents and their ability to disseminate in severely compromised hosts, using the nail as a potential source of infection.(3,4) This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)253-255
    Number of pages3
    JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
    Volume173
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 07 Jan 2015

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