Korean J Med Mycol.  2019 Jun;24(2):58-62. 10.17966/JMI.2019.24.2.58.

A Case of Fingernail Onychomycosis Caused by Fusarium proliferatum

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. dermakkh@naver.com

Abstract

Onychomycosis is a fungal nail infection caused mainly by dermatophytes. Non-dermatophytes such as yeasts, Acremonium, Aspergillus, and Fusarium species account for only 10% of onychomycosis, and Fusarium species are relatively common amongst these pathogens. However, the main Fusarium species pathogens are Fusarium solani and Fusarium oxysporum. Fusarium proliferatum is a rare pathogen in onychomycosis, and only a few cases have been reported worldwide. We report a case of a 68-year-old woman presenting with a white- to yellow-colored patch on her left third fingernail plate, which was diagnosed by fungus culture and sequencing as onychomycosis caused by Fusarium proliferatum.

Keyword

Fusarium proliferatum; Fungus; Onychomycosis; Sequencing

MeSH Terms

Acremonium
Aged
Arthrodermataceae
Aspergillus
Female
Fungi
Fusarium*
Humans
Nails*
Onychomycosis*
Yeasts
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